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Beach Front and Pool, Romantic Ambiance

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Brick and arches Old World charm, great location, stairs go to the beach

For the price of a hotel room, you can relax in an ocean-paradise vacation condo with its unique architecture, just steps down to the beach on the edge of Old Town Puerto Vallarta. No need to rent a car. The condominium is conveniently located close to all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Book today to enjoy our spacious 1600 sq ft of condo and our terrace with pool. 'The pictures don't do it justice!' is a frequent comment. Stay with us. You won't be disappointed.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Karen

We, Karen and Jim, have lived just outside of Seattle for over 40 years. Because we are both still working, we can visit Casa Campanitas only twice a year and did not want to waste our pearl by the sea, so we decided to share its amazing ambiance and location when we are not able to be there.

Karen purchased this condo in 1996

Why Karen chose Amapas

Over 20 years renting with glowing reports back....including multiple exclamations of 'the pictures don't do it justice!' We fell in love with Casa Campanitas the minute we walked in the door when looking for a vacation property in 1996 ...the charm of the Old World Architecture, and the location were unbeatable, a combination we saw in no other properties. Every time we stay, it is better than I remember, even after all these years.

What makes this condo unique

This condo is a true find. It has three bedrooms, a great location at the beach and a pool on the terrace level right out your door, open-air rooms with the brick and arches Old World Charm– ambiance that is becoming a rarity as high-rises and modern condos and hotels take over. Casa Campanitas is definitely a marvelously unique experience.


Amapas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.25
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom and third bedroom have king sized beds, Double Beds (1) Second bedroom has a double bed and optional air conditioning, Twin or Single Beds (1) Third bedroom has a twin bed (as well as the king sized one)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Immediate beach access down the stairs. An easy 5 minute walk to Old Town, so a rental car is generally unnecessary.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beach Front and Pool, Romantic Ambiance
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Casa Campanitas Condo - Romantic Zone

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 16 nights and had a wonderful vacation. The condo is nicely furnished and we enjoyed the indoor/outdoor concept. As this unit is the only one located on the same floor as the pool and patio it felt like we had our own private pool. You can hear the waves crashing at night which was fantastic. The housekeeper was very good and they provide free bottle water which was a nice surprise. If you want to cook - the kitchen is fully stocked.

Now there are stairs that you need to deal with so you must be able to walk with no issues. It's not bad - but there are stairs. We loved that you simply needed to walk down the stairs and you were on the beach in less than a minute. Downtown is only ten minutes away. Nice, safe walk. I would highly recommend this location as long as you can walk stairs.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate your feedback. Since 2014 there has been significant construction in our fairly isolated area with major changes as building has gone on around us. The former isolation has changed so the reviews from 2014 and before are not representative of the area today, like yours is. Yes, we do have stairs...they keep us young, but we also "cheat" at times by walking down to the beach and town and return by walking up the street and down to the condo entrance. :-) We are so glad you love the same things about Casa Campanitas that we do...we are like-spirits. Muchas gracias for taking the time to let us know.
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Boston, MA

Beautiful stay in PV

  • 5 of 5

This spring, my two friends and I stayed in Karen's beautiful PV home for a winter getaway. The condo looks right out onto the blue ocean, and the sunsets from the porch are beautiful. Lot of room, and an easy walk down to the beach. I love to swim, and it's a perfect place to do some swimming. (And you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves in the distance!)

There are so many shops, restaurants and things to do in the area. We loved our at stay in PV, and would definitely recommend this condo to anyone looking for a centrally-located, spacious and well-appointed rental. Thanks, Karen!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Audrey, et al, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and took the time and effort to write a review. That is VERY appreciated. We hope to "see" you again! Saludos y gracias, Karen & Jim
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Cleveland, OH

December get away

  • 5 of 5

What a great location. Waking up to the ocean in front of you. Watching the sunset each night. A few steps down and you're on the beach.. We had happy hour each night in the condo watching the sunset. Then a quick walk into town for dinner. Sleeping with the sounds of the waves was so relaxing! Can't wait to get back again to PV!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas holiday with family

  • 5 of 5

Casa Campanitas was just what our family was looking for - a private getaway with old Mexico character and charm, tropical beaches with all their attractions at the bottom of the stairway, and fun nightlife only a short cab ride away. Our twenty-somethings enjoyed the party atmosphere in town, and we elders enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at the casa. Like others, we found that the pool and terrace were our own private getaway. I loved the convenience of having our own kitchen and prepared a couple of breakfasts and our Christmas Eve dinner. Hortencia, who we hardly saw, quietly ensured that we came home to a clean and tidy abode each evening, and Hugo was available by phone to answer questions about our Christmas Day excursion. We will recommend this rental to our family and friends!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Anniversary and my wifes Birthday 2014

  • 4 of 5

Although our stay was during the rainy season, the weather turned out great. We were able to swim in the pool with no other guests so it felt like we had our own private pool. Hortensia the housekeeper was so personable and made sure the condo was super clean. It was an easy walk down to the beach and so many different restaurants were so close. We met so many wonderful people in PV during our stay that we will definitely return. From the waiters at the restaurants to the vendors that set up our daily activities. We were busy every day. The taxis were so clean and the drivers always gave us information on the town. We brought our daughter and her friend and they were in awe of the condo, the views, the people and had such a great time. This was such a great stress-free vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

This condo was splendid, and it is the perfect location...

  • 5 of 5

This condo was splendid. It is the perfect location literally just steps to the beach and yet just a 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants in the Romantic Zone. You feel like the ocean is in your apartment. The sound of waves all day, the beautiful sunsets enjoyed from the lovely veranda. And if you are not the beach type, there is a pool 20 feet away right outside your door. We were there for a week and nobody else used the pool. It was like having our own private pool. And Hortencia, the maid, is the sweetest woman...we loved chatting with her. I have stayed in other condos but this one is nicer because of the huge open arches and the privacy. It feels like it is just you and ocean. We would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)
Nearest Restaurant
3 minutes
Nearest Beach
135 steps
Car: not necessary

Regardless of your desired activity level (or lack of one), Puerto Vallarta has something for you. There is a wide variety of things to do, from sedentary to rugged land and water activities in and around Puerto Vallarta, many begin within a short walking distance of Casa Campanitas.

If you like sightseeing, stroll along the Malecon north to the square for people watching (a true cultural event on Sundays when the whole family comes to town with children dressed to the nines) artwork-painting and outdoor sculptures, visit Puerto Vallarta's most famous church— Our Lady of Guadalupe, take a trolley ride tour of the city or catch one of the tours to Yalapa or Chico's Paradise where you can wade or swim in a spectacular river, or have lunch and watch others as they body surf the pools and eddies. Depending upon the season, there are neighborhood street events and bazaars with great fun, great food and great people watching.

For something requiring less effort, you can relax and have prepare dinner in the fully equipped kitchen and dine as evening turns to night and the lights along the shore are a ruby and diamond necklace outlining the bay. Or dine on the terrace by the pool. Walk down our steps to stroll along the beach. During the day, snorkel, swim, and sunbathe, then order drinks or a meal under restaurant palapas— just minutes away on the beach.

Whether or not you like bird watching or whale watching, you will enjoy seeing dolphins and whales that winter in the bay as they dive and spout, and observe the pelicans diving for fish or flying overhead with terns, green mealy parrots and other avian creatures.

Parasail, rent a fishing boat or take any of a number of specialized cruises and tours - hiking, biking, snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, boating, or kayaking- that begin on our beach or just a few minutes walk north at the pier. Visit the botanical gardens by city bus or cab a bit south of town and plan for a river swim and leisurely lunch as part of your day's outing.

If you want to shop you can do so on the beach. Vendors stroll the area and offer a wide variety of merchandise. For an even greater selection, walk 10-15 minutes or take a taxi to Old Town Puerto Vallarta where restaurants and shops abound.

Plan a romantic evening at the beach watching the Mexico sun go down and enjoying the evening fireworks, make reservations for an ocean sunset dinner cruise on the Marigalante Spanish galleon, or party 'til the wee hours at any of a number of hotels, bars or restaurants like Puerto Vallarta's La Iguana Restaurant where you can participate in an authentic Mexican fiesta.

There are MANY activities and things to do while you are enjoying the warmth and charm of the Mexican people!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

In accordance with Mexican policy regarding liability insurance, the owner has no liability for accidents, death, injury, etc. Individuals need to have their own insurance to cover any and all incidents that could befall them as a result of their stay in Mexico.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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