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NOW AVAILABLE: DEC 12 -26TH, 2016 -Penthouse Unit in Most Desired Romantic Zone

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

On The Sand!! Los Muertos Beach!! Amazing Ocean Views!!


Life simply doesn't get any better than this!!

Penthouse condominium with breathtaking views located right on the most desired Los Muertos beach in the Zona Romantica, Old Town Puerto Vallarta!

Vista del Sol condominium is located in old town pv, specifically in the most desirable Zona Romantica (romantic zone) just south of the Rio Cuale river, directly on the malecon on Los Muertos Beach, which is considered the premier beach in Puerto Vallarta (pv)!! The building, which is widely recognized as the best managed in pv, is comprised of 9 floors of privately owned condominiums, with a beautiful rooftop terrace and pool (with 360degree views of the ocean and seirra madre mountains), and 24 x7 friendly, helpful, building staff. Your condo has daily maid service (everyday except sunday.) the beach in front of the condo offers all day food/beverage service as you sit in shade under a palapa or soak up the glorious sunshine and fabulous Mexican culture.

This luxury unit is on the penthouse floor (9th), and is a 1500+ square foot, 2br/2bath unit. Each bedroom has a king size bed, with private full bathroom off each bedroom. The large bedrooms have individual air conditioners & ceiling fans, and each has a king sized bed, bedside tables, dressers, and large closets for your use. The condo has a fully equipped, recently renovated kitchen (all stainless) and is equipped with everything you will need to cook/dine in, if you so choose. The dining area seats 6, the living area has shelves, mexican couch, and tv; and the fabulous balcony overlooking the ocean is perfect for whale/dolphin/sunset watching over cocktails, or relaxing and enjoying a good book after a day on the beach. In addition, out the front door of the condo unit, there are amazing views of the beautiful sierra madre mountains! The building is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year with wonderful and longtime professional staff who are there to make your stay the best you've had anywhere. The concierge is there round the clock to answer any questions you may have during your stay or to hail cabs for you, and a full maintenance staff to assist with anything you may need!

Whether you want a serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life or you want the adventure trip of a lifetime - you can have it all here! Sit on the beach, enjoying yummy margaritas or go on a zipline ride through the jungle. Go for a fabulous snorkeling adventure or spend your afternoon exploring the local shops, or get a great bargain from the on-street vendors. Play golf at world class courses or explore world renowned and eclectic art galleries. Make meals in the condo or explore any of the amazing food options, from small street food stands to world class and international dining, just steps from the condo. Get a massage or go for a horseback ride. Take an atv tour or get scuba certified. Watch whales breaching and dolphins at play or hit a mexican nightclub. Finally, fall asleep early to the sounds of the surf just outside the master bedroom window or party till dawn. Its all here in pv!! You decide.

Villas Vista del Sol is widely known as 'the priemier place to stay in PV. Until you are there, no words can describe this beautiful amazing place with the friendliest local people on earth. Whether you are new to pv or have been there many times, I am happy to answer any questions that still remain and know that if you choose to stay in my condo at vista del sol - you are sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.


- 1500+ square foot condo on the penthouse top floor!

- fully furnished

- amazing views!!

- 2 bedrooms, each with king size bed

- cable television in each bedroom, and in the livingroom

- 2 full bathrooms - one off each of the bedrooms

- fully equipped updated kitchen w/ stainless steel refrigerator, stove, microwave

- dishes, silverwear, pots & pans, etc., all you need to cook

- dining area, seats 6 very comfortably

- kitchen counter bar stool seating for 4

- livingroom/sitting area, with cable television (& english speaking channels)

- balcony with table and amazing views (watch the dolphins & sunset daily!)

- access to heated rooftop pool & deck

- beach towels

- books, boardgames & cards in condo

- guitar in condo

- telephone in condo

- air conditioning in each bedroom (but you probably won't need it, it's lovely all the time!)

- ceiling fans in living room and both bedrooms

- chandelier in dining area

- computer room in condominium building (a nominal fee for internet use)

- reading room (with books to share) in condominium building

- daily maid service (except sundays)

- concierge on staff 24 x 7 for any needs

- door person at entrance to building 24 x 7

- open air, beach front full service restaurant/bar

Please note: during the summer months of June – September, most condominium associations in Puerto Vallarta, including vista del sol, allow owners to schedule remodel work between the hours of 9am – 5pm on weekdays. This is one of the reasons that rates are generally lower during the summer months. Most of the time, this is a non-issue as they only work when most are likely to be out and about, on the beach, or on some daytime vacation excursion, so to date, renters have had no issue with this at all.

More Details

Kathy Norwine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2016

About Kathy Norwine

I LOVE PV!!!! The amazing beach, whales & dolphins playing, the unbelievable cuisine, the sunsets, the music, the great adventures on sea or land, and most of all, the kind, gentle, always smiling & friendly Mexican people!! I have been going to PV since I was a girl, and buying my penthouse condo was a dream come true for me! It is truly my second home, and I love to share it - and PV - with others! ANYTHING about PV you want to know -- please ask as I'm so delighted to tell you anything about PV paradise!!

Kathy Norwine purchased this condo in 2006

Why Kathy Norwine chose Romantic Zone

As a girl, my parents and I vacationed in PV at the very few small hotels that existed at the time. When Vista del Sol was built, we gave it a try - and never ever looked back!!! We found paradise!! Several years ago, I purchased this penthouse unit in the building. I have renovated it throughout, but it was imperative to me to keep the Mexican feel and style. It is simply beautiful, the staff is wonderful and there to assist in any way they can (& always genuinely happy to do so!), its right on the sand on Los Muertos Beach which is considered the best beach in PV, and in the heart of the Zona Romantica (the 'Romantic Zone') where all the best restaurants are within walking distance!! No need to rent a car when staying in my condo (in fact, dont!!) as you can walk to most anywhere, and cab or bus to any places you choose! Vista del Sol is widely considered the BEST building in PV, and for me, it is simply HEAVEN ON EARTH.

What makes this condo unique

The Vista del Sol condo building is right ON THE SAND and the views from my penthouse condo are simply amazing! From the kitchen and the front door, you see the mountains of PV, from my balcony its ocean forever! There are breathtaking sunsets at night and being lulled to sleep each night by the ocean waves below the window...heavenly. My condo is well equipped with all the amenities of modern life, but I have absolutely kept the Mexican feel, style, and architecture that is Mexico. Vista del Sol is widely recognized as one of the most well-managed buildings on the beach, and the friendliest as well! We feature a fantastic rooftop pool, daily maid service (except Sundays) and an outstanding staff. My unit also has complementary WiFi service for those who choose to bring their computers.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

NOW AVAILABLE: DEC 12 -26TH, 2016 -Penthouse Unit in Most Desired Romantic Zone
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Puerto Vallarta many times and mostly have stayed at a hotel north of downtown. We decided to try something different and found this wonderful place on VRBO. The owner was wonderful to work with and sent us a long description about use of the condo and recommendations for restaurants, transportation, laundry and things to do. The condo has a lovely balcony with views of the ocean and pedestrian walking area below. This is a two bedroom, two bathroom place and is nicely decorated. It has a well stocked kitchen with any possible utensil and cooking item that you might need. The air conditioning works great, so you are always comfortable. The rooftop pool is a quick walk up a few steps. The panoramic views from the pool area are totally amazing. The location is so perfect. We took a bus from the airport that left us off a few blocks from the condo and than took the bus back that had a stop only a block from the condo. We really enjoyed being able to step out of the building and have so many great restaurants in walking distance. Also the pedestrian walkway is right in front of the building, so great for a nice walk after dinner. This is a secure building, with someone available 24 hours a day to let you through the gate. Whether you are going for a first visit, or returning to Puerto Vallarta, this is a great place to stay. The price is so reasonable and the place is perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 6 day stay at this condo in PV. This condo is in a great location and everything you need in walking distance. We spent most of our time on the beach in front of the condo where we had an umbrella and chairs set up for us daily on the beach when requested. The service in this building was perfect. We received an email prior to our trip detailing everything we needed for our stay and even some suggestions as to what to do in town. The condo is well decorated, plenty of room and the morning view of the bay and beach was wonderful to wake up to every morning. You must spend time at the rooftop pool. Its very large, well maintained and we met so many nice people. We didn't use the kitchen at all but for making coffee but seemed to have everything needed to cook a meal. Every morning from the balcony, we watched dolphins (more than 20) in the surf put on a great show. This is a wonderful place to stay and if I don't purchase a place of my own next year in PV, I will say here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, a friend and I had a 2 week stay here in March; the location was absolutely ideal as we wanted to experience the real Puerto Vallarta vs. a hotel experience. We could easily walk to the Malecon, grocery markets, restaurants (many exceptional places!), the Saturday Farmer's Market, bus stops for other excursions, water taxi's and of course, the ocean is right in front of the building! The pool was delightful and a good place to meet other guests and owners. Thanks for responding to my inquiry so quickly, Kathy, I really appreciated that! We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alberta, Canada

Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the condo in November, and loved every minute of it! The view from the deck is amazing, we spent many hours every morning and evening enjoying it. The condo has everything you need, and the location is very handy to everything in Old Town.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings, Melissa! Thanks for your lovely words, and you are welcome back anytime! When our guests are happy, we are as well! Looking forward to your next visit!
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San Jose, California

Excellent choice!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned to real life after spending a week in PV. Casa Norwine was fantastic. In my opinion, you cannot beat the location of the building if you want to relax on the beach and have easy access to the town and local activity. The sand is steps from the building and you can see the nearby Plaza that serves as the local bus hub from the front door. It is close to the pier – for water taxis -- while avoiding the bigger tourist crowds (and hills south) near the San Marino hotel.

The décor of condo is very peaceful and invites you to relax. The condo feels spacious and cozy at the same time. The entire staff was extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. I found everything as described on the website. The town itself felt like a time machine for me transporting me back in time to places that no longer exist.

There is a great traditional coffee shop/bookstore (A Page in the Sun) right behind the condo that is a great place to relax and hang out. Also, on the same street of the condo (and @Insurgentes) there is a great local take-out rotisserie chicken place that must be tried.

If owner Kathy allows us, we would love to be back for years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Gerardo!! Sounds like you loved my condo as much as I do - and felt just what I feel - that "spacious but cozy" feel, that on-the-sand location but also in the heart of everything! The new and old worlds together as well. Not a lot of places can combine all those feelings & experiences - I think that's why its truly considered paradise for so many!! I'm so glad you intend to return for "years to come" as I'd happily welcome you to Casa Norwine ANYTIME! Thank you again for your wonderful review!
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Palmetto Florida

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful experience, the condo was perfect, the location the best, the people so friendly. All of your info was so helpful, loved the restaurants. Thank you so much for sharing your condo. We will come again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved the location, Sheri, and glad you found all the info helpful! I love to provide guests with all the best info on PV restaurants, "must see & do" ideas and all my favorite little spots & excursions. So much to love in PV and so happy to share my condo with wonderful people who love to soak it up as much as I do! Let me know when you plan to return and we'll get you all set up again!
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Car: not necessary

In addition to dolphin watching & whale watching (in season), sail/power boating and every water activity you can think of, Canopy/zip lining, scuba/snorkeling, day trips to various islands and activities (e.g., The Mariettas Islands or Yelapa), world class art galleries & art gallery walks, live music; live theater; botanical gardens; farmers markets and amazing international cuisine to enjoy (oh, I could go on and on here!), THE CONDO HAS A NOTEBOOK FULL of all kinds of of GREAT info on fantastic restaurants, wonderful excursions, things to do, places to see!! There is enough to do to easily fill up 365 days per year and never get bored!!


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High Season 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
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May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay

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Emiliano Zapata Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With dresser, spacious closet, and 2 bed side tables
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With dresser, spacious closets and 2 bedside tables
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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