Over 1200 square feet of oceanfront living just steps from the beach.
I grew up in Vancouver and then moved to Toronto. After my marriage, we lived in Florida for a while but we always headed to Puerto Vallarta every chance we got so after my husband died, I decided to move there. When I found the summers too hot, I moved up to the mountains just south of Guadalajara but I kept the condo in Vallarta because it was just too beautiful to give up!
Why Steffany chose South Zone
I wanted to enjoy the best Vallarta has to offer - white sand beaches, magnificent views of the Bay of Banderas, pelicans skimming the waves, colorful bougainvilla and gorgeous palm trees - without the crowds, but still be in easy reach of downtown with its nightlife and restaurants and recreation. This is it! A little piece of heaven.
What makes this Condo unique
No matter where I am in this condo, I can see and hear the ocean. The front is all glass sliding doors - both from the living area and the master bedroom - that lead out to the patio. At night I fall asleep to the sound of the surf. Mmmmmm or should I say Zzzzzzzzz
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking on patio only please
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Stunning Location for a poorly maintained condo
We stayed here during the last week of December 2018 with our 2 teenagers. About 25-30 minutes from downtown Puerta Vallarta along a winding coastal road heading south. Lots of beautiful houses and resorts along the beach and on the cliffside too. The condo itself is right on the beach with clear 180 degree views. Nothing beats the location for this building, it is also pretty secluded so you are not bombarded with lots of people etc. Parking straight off the road in front of the condo, lots of parking spots are available and these are free. You go through a secure gate and there is an attendant on duty at all times. 2 elevators are available in the building along with wide stairwells. The pool is decent sized and well maintained and overlooks the ocean. Lots of lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas are available for guest use. There are public washrooms on this level. The access to the beach is also secured with a coded keypad. The building attendants speak English and are super helpful and friendly. Since the jungle ends at the ocean, most of the buildings you drive into start on the 5th floor and then you go up or down the building. This unit was on the 1st floor and above the pool deck with clear views of the ocean and the bay. The unit is well laid out and the views are visible from all the rooms except the 2nd bedroom. The balcony is very large and is another great place to relax and enjoy the views. The unit is well furnished. However, the owner had just painted the courtyard and the smell from the paint was too strong to use the 2nd bedroom and I ended up with a splitting headache the first night. After that we used the beach loungers in the living room for the rest of the stay. The unit definitely needs personal attention which I believe is lacking, the 2nd bathroom was dirty, all the sheets/towels had stains (looked like rust stains to me). The leather couch, cushions on the chairs were all very stained. Not what we expected and all the clean sheets located in the closets had a musty smell. The owner Steffany did not connect with us during the stay even after I called and left her a message and texted her about our situation, however the local caretaker Doris (who happened to be ill with pneumonia during our visit) was super helpful and tried her best to find us alternate solutions but without the owner's authorisation we had no choice to adjust with what we had. Great unit but poorly maintained. Owner apathy it seems!
The location was perfect for a quiet getaway. The condominium was well appointed and right on the beach. My problem was with communication. After making the original reservation- I never heard from anyone again until my second day at the property. The week prior to my arrival, I sent emails, texts and left phone messages asking for check in procedures and any instructions but never heard anything. Thank heavens there was someone working at a desk when we arrived and had a key for us - but still no instructions. The next day I asked the very nice woman at the desk if she could get ahold of the owner and at least get me the Wi-Fi code. The second night there I finally received a message telling me a property manager would get in touch with me soon. This was very disconcerting as we just had to fend for ourselves. Having said that - the condo itself and the property was beautiful and very comfortable.
We were very comfortable at your house. Only things I suggest would be to have an iron board and hair dryers and maybe to upgrade the bed sheets.
Wonderful quiet location.
Casa Steffany is well equipped and was clean upon arrival. Doris, the manager, was available for any questions and was exceptional in her communication. The staff at the condo building is gracious and helpful. The location of the condo is excellent if you want a quiet beach and relaxing vacation. The patio faces the ocean and is large for both lounging and dining. We rode the bus into town each night for excellent dinners.
This was our first time in Puerto Vallarta, and we loved it. The condo is bigger then expected and the location is perfect. Beatiful views from the terrace, very friendly employees in the residence, great comfartable beds, loved to have a washer and dryer, kitchen well equipted. Everything was clean, I just mentioned to the cleaning lady to take better attention cleaning the fridge. The guest bedroom smelled a little moist when we arrived because the airco did not work, the next day they already send someone to fix and clean the airco! Nothing to complaine, we had a wonderfull time in this place. Thank you Steffany for letting us stay at your beautiful condo.
Very disappointed with the cleanliness of the apartment and lack of contact from the owner
My husband and I, with our 2 year old daughter stayed here for a family wedding at the Garza Blanca. HomeAway don’t provide the address until after you book so I estimated it was a 5mins walk from GB. When the address was revealed our car company couldn’t locate it. When I pressed Steffany for some help, I was finally given the condo block name. I also asked her to clarify how far it was to the Garza and she said 15mins by foot. She didn’t tell me that the walk was along a really busy highway, so was actually too unsafe to walk it.
The access instructions never came. I didn’t know if Steffany was going to meet us, if there was a key safe, or front desk. I messaged her on the day we were due to check in, but got no response.
Luckily there is a front desk. We were excited when we arrived – the apartment is huge and the view is beautiful. The excitement subsided when we realised how dirty, dusty and grimy it was, with dead flies everywhere. The whole place stank – it was a musty, damp smell.
We decided the dark back bedroom would be good for our daughter, but we had to abandon anyone sleeping there. The headboard and bedside tables were covered in a white mould. At first I thought they were painted white, it was that bad. The room and bedding smelt really musty. The air con unit wasn’t very strong so it felt sweaty and hot. The room was uninhabitable, so three of us had sleep in one bed. The next day we moved the mouldy furniture and washed the sheets.
I repeatedly tried to call Steffany in the morning but the calls didn’t connect. I emailed and messaged her but 3 weeks on I still haven’t heard anything back.
We tried to organise a maid but she had to cancel and due to the public holiday we couldn’t get another. Our feet were constantly filthy, we couldn’t use anything in the kitchen without washing it first, and a thick layer of dust was everywhere. I’m not overly dramatic, but I was so upset that I cried. On our third day we finally organised a maid through the front desk.
The photos don’t show it, but the air con units are on the balcony, pushing out heat. It was dirty, hot, and so riddled with ants we couldn’t let our daughter use it.
I’m not sure what happened. Maybe no one had stayed there for a while, Steffany forgot to get it cleaned, and something else occupied her so she couldn’t be contacted. I hope when she reads my messages she will refund us for the spaces we couldn’t use, for the hassle, the upset, & cost of the maid.
Perfectly located to give easy access to all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. With both a taxi stand and a bus stop right outside your door you can be downtown enjoying the restaurants and nightlife within 10 minutes or, if you prefer, you can head south and enjoy horseback riding, the zoo or the amazing Botanical Gardens. All this plus one of the best beaches in the area right at your doorstep - and no vendors!