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Freshly Decorated Condo Close To The Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Washroom With Partial Ocean View

Welcome to our newly decorated and furnished 3 bedroom condo with all the comforts of home offered for rent for the first time since we purchased it July 1, 2013.

We welcome you and you’re family to be the first to stay with us and enjoy all the brand new items that we have installed for your most enjoyable vacation.

The entire unit has been completely renovated with new kitchen cabinets, granite counters, custom built island with wine rack and stocked spice cabinet. A new 40 gallon hot water tank so you don’t run out of water if you like those long hot showers. We have also equipped our home with brand new top quality beds and mattresses (2 king size and 2 twins), draperies, kitchen utensils complete with new small appliances, full size GE (English)microwave, toaster, electric kettle, blender, coffee maker, slow cooker and new plates and glasses.

To put all of the above into a few words... everything including the kitchen sink and faucet has been replaced.

The 2 washrooms have been equipped with new high quality shower heads (dual with hand held) and faucets, new shower doors with tempered glass. We are providing new white towels and white bedroom linen, blankets, pillows and decorative comforter sets directly from Canada. We want our clients to be as comfortable as possible and their experience a positive one, similar to a 5 star hotel.

We have equipped the condo with 12 beach towels, Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrella along with 2 coolers(soft & hard) for your convenience for the days you choose to relaxing beach side.

Weekly maid service is also provided. If you require additional services, we can arrange with our maid service to accommodate your needs. Raquel is also an amazing cook and you can request their services for food preparation at a cost paid directly to her.

For your evening of relaxation at home, we have a new 40 inch LED TV with a surround sound system including Blue Ray, DVD and CD. We also have equipped our home with American satellite with your favorite local (Canadian and US) news, sports and specialty channels.

On the balcony is a new patio set with a large new Weber gas barbecue where you can sit and enjoy a quiet evening smelling those steaks grilling while you enjoy a Margarita under our new palapa. At the Mega you can purchase a whole beef tenderloin that you can slice into approximately 6-8 three inch steaks for about $40 CDN. Believe me they are amazing!

We are located in the charming, quaint town of Bucerias, Riviera Nayarit, 25 minutes from the airport and a short walk to one of the nicest beaches in the Bay of Bandaras. We think this condo and its location on the beach side of the highway is utterly spectacular and we are confident that our guests will as well.

The condo is one of 29 units in 8 (4 storey) buildings surrounding a very beautiful large pool and close enough to the wide and sandy beach in the Golden Zone of Bucerias where the water is clean and clear. You can walk the beach for miles, watch beautiful sunsets or sit and watch the dolphins & whales swim close to shore at certain times of the year. Walk the beach all the way south to Nuevo Vallarta or north to almost as far as La Cruz.

Casa Kalina is perfect for couples or families and we are located within a short beach or street walk right into the fishing village of Bucerias. This is where you will find shopping for all those artisans, fancy restaurants, as well as lots of local flavors, taco stands etc.

Our condo is approximately 1400 square feet of living space. It also comes equipped with a full size washer & dryer in the ensuite laundry room. There is also a roof-top terrace for sunbathing or admiring the amazing views and sunsets.

The complex is very secure and gates help provide privacy and security, as well as 24 hr security by either the complex employees through the day and security guards from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., 7 days a week.

We have installed a new two ton mini split A/C unit in the main areas for those hot days and all rooms including the bedrooms and patio have new ceiling fans installed. All bedrooms have individual A/C units for your comfort. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom while the other two bedrooms share the second bathroom.

Our condo is equipped with everything you could think of in modern conveniences, luxury and comfort. People have inquired if a car is a necessity while staying at our condo--we do not feel that it is a necessity to rent a car. We do, however, have outside parking space available if you decide to rent one.

There is a Mega super store similar to a Loblaw's super store 2 bus stops from the condo for all your grocery needs. The OXO (similar to a Mac’s or 7-11 in Canada) as well as a pharmacy and bank are within a 2 minute walk from the condo. On foot you can reach a mini-super within minutes where you can purchase just about everything you might need. In addition, there are fruit and veggie shops in Bucerias as well as fish markets, meat markets and delicious bakeries abound (“Pie in the Sky” is across the road from the condo). All of these places are accessible by foot.

All this can be found in Bucerias – coffee shops, churro stands, tacos on the street, art galleries, mini markets, meat and fish markets, bus stops going north and south, pharmacies, English speaking doctors and dentists. Each one is within easy walking distance from our condo. Also, across the road and to the right from the condo entrance, is a small restaurant “Salads & Things” where you can have an excellent toasted grilled chicken sandwich for less than 2 dollars and to the left is a local taco, burrito and burger restaurant for your convenience.

It is easy and entertaining to ride the Mexican buses. The bus stop is a two minute walk from our condo to reach points north to Sayulita (the surfer’s capital) or Rincon De Guayabitos (for cheap shopping) or travel south to Puerto Vallarta or beyond where you will find beautiful bays of Boca and other beaches you may want to visit.

Bucerias is a village that has retained its Mexican charm filled with great local people and visitors that are friendly in a “laid-back society” second to none. It has the most wonderful sandy beach that stretches for miles and is sparsely populated, and the beach is dotted with a whole variety of beach-side restaurants. Bucerias has a genuine small town Mexican flair with its market and Sunday night family night in the town square. It is a lovely community with churches and more.

Come and spend your vacation with us at Casa Kalina and enjoy the ambiance of Bucerias with its cobblestone streets, sandy beaches, delicious food, friendly people and marvelous culture. You are guaranteed to return as many have year after year.

We take great pride in our Mexican home and are confident we will be providing you with the utmost superb service available. You can be rest assured we put our client’s comfort and happiness first. If for any reason you run into any problems relating to our condo, we would appreciate hearing from you as soon as possible so it may be rectified promptly. Although we are operating from Canada and are not in Mexico during the time of your stay, we have a variety of numerous trustworthy contacts should you require assistance relating to condo maintenance issues.

Please note if you are looking for fishing/snorkeling trips or tours we have contacts that will give you discounted prices. We can pre arrange if needed.

More Details

Sherwin Drieberg
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Sherwin Drieberg

We love Bucerias and love to promote this area to others. Fortunately we are lucky enough to own here, and enjoy renting to families when we are not able to use our home away from home. We live a few kilometers north of Toronto and celebrated out 35 wedding anniversary a few months ago. We have 2 grown children boy & girl and 3 grandchildren(2 girls & 1 boy). We hope you enjoy our home.

Sherwin Drieberg purchased this condo in 2013

Why Sherwin Drieberg chose Bucerías

We love that we are part of a small picturesque Mexican town and at the same time, we are close to Puerto Vallarta. It's a safe community with lots of nightly entertainment at the local bars. Miles of beach that is just down the road from us and many beautiful beaches close by in small towns to the North & South including one of the famous surfer beaches of Sayulita.

It's a quiet place with many fine dining restaurants and a lovely market place as well as the Sunday local market place which is interesting, cheap and a real local experience.

All that you want and need is within walking distance, hospitals, shopping, pharmacies, banks and buses local restaurants and more.

What makes this condo unique

No car is required as we are within walking distance to everything you need. Also there is miles and miles of nice sandy beach just a short walk from the condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Sherwin,

Thank you for your messages. We have so enjoyed our time here in Bucerias. Your condo is lovely, comfortable and has felt like home for us during our time here. You have done a fabulous job of creating this space, it is elegant, beautiful and yet, homey. We appreciated your suggestions for things to do, although have ended up spending most of our time walking, reading, taking it easy. A few swims in the pool, some yoga and coffee on the upper terrace, and good visits together on your balcony.
Dec 2013
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Bucerías Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • occupancy of 4 added guests pay a daily premium.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Full Bathrooms With Shower Stalls And Upgraded Fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom With King Bed And Ensuite Bath. Safe In Room And Sliding Glass Door To Romeo And Juliet Balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Gated complex with 24 hr security (THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU LEAVE YOUR DOORS UNLOCKED AND VALUABLES ALL OVER, PLEASE TAKE ALL THE SAME PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU WOULD TAKE AT HOME) and outdoor parking . Easy access 2nd floor unit o/looking pool and minimal ocean view. There are also 2 electronic safes in the unit. The condo is also equipped with a 40 gallon hot water tank not a 15 gallon like most other units. Weekly maid service provided. I personally guarantee that any problems that may arise with the condo will be looked after within hours of being notified of any issue.


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Freshly Decorated Condo Close To The Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

My home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

I spent two months at Casa Kalina along with a variety of friends and family. From the minute I walked into the condo it felt like home. Everything is high end, beautiful and has been well taken care of. Sherwin and Karen have made it a place you don't want to leave. Everything is so convenient, shopping, bus service, fabulous restaurants and a great pool just steps from the door. Bucerias is a great community. Sherwin was quick to answer any questions I had. The cleaning people that came every week were awesome and the night security guard Santos was great. We made a bunch of new friends at Perla del Mar and can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen and I are always pleased when we have great people like you look after our home. As you found out my 2 properties at Perla are second to none in both services offered and equipment supplied in the homes. We look forward to having you all return in January February 2017 to enjoy our home again. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review.
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Best Equipped Condo Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

After experiencing a VRBO double booking for a property in San Pancho we discovered Sherwin's place in Bucerias. We were familiar with Bucerias but had never really considered staying there. Let me say this, Bucerias is great.

Casa Kalina is located on the far south side of town, probably 3/4 of a mile from Central. The walk is easy on a well paved street that parallels the beach. It's about a 3 block walk from Perla Del Mar to this street, which happens to be at the entrance to Royal Decameron a huge All Inclusive resort. You'll notice large tour busses but will rarely hear any noise from the resort except on New Years Eve.Centro Has several beach front bars that have beach chairs and palapas. We focused on El Chivara, the only cushioned louge chairs and buckets of beer for $100 pesos. There are numerous other places near Centro as well as a 7 day a week market.

Closer to the condo on Calle Lazaro Cardenes ( the beach from street) there are several more upscale restaurant s and shops...Including El Brujo and Meson Bay.

Now, for the condo. 3 bedroom to sleep 6. Fully air conditioned. Canadian Cable TV. High speed WiFi .Overlooks the pool, this is a second floor unit. Security doors and onsite safe.Washer and dryer. And weekly maid service.

In over 40 years of international travel ( really didn't travel much until my mid 20's) I have never experienced a better equipped property. The kitchen includes every conceivable tool and appliance, more pots and pans than one could ever use, a full complement of dishes and glassware plus spices...and more spices.

The beds, 2 rooms with kings and 1 with 2 twins are firm and comfortable with high quality bedding. And there is no shortage of both bath and beach towels as well as beach chairs ifvyou choose to rough it vs choosing a beach bar.

Mega for groceries is about a mile away. This is a full service store that puts Walmart to shame. Get there by car, or bus or taxi ( 24/7 taxi stand is just down the street)

You will also never find a more conscientious and helpful landlord than Sherwin. He will check in with you upon arrival and is available by phone or email while you are in Bucerias.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen and I thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so happy that your double booking brought you and your family to this quaint town of Bucerias and to our home that we took great pride in remodeling to suite both our needs and wants and mostly to keep our guests as comfortable as we like to be. We am sure you will be thinking of coming back real soon to spend more time in this little town that we fell in love with. We look forward to having you and your family return to our little piece of paradise.
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Welland, Ontario Canada

A slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of March in this beautifully redecorated unit, it is absolutely gorgeous. You cannot ask for anything better, from a kitchen that is FULLY stocked with every type of pot and pan, dishes, and utensils that would make any chef envious. Lots of towels, both for the beach and the condo, beach chairs, umbrella, Shaw cable, gas bbq. Has a great view of the pool and is very safe and secure. This is the second unit we have rented from Sherwin and Karen. If there are any problems, you can call (cell phone provided by Sherwin) or e-mail him and he will get right back to you. No problem is ever too small for Sherwin to deal with. The unit also has its own WI FI which is very fast. You are a 10 minute walk to the middle of town with shops and restaurants . The beach is only 5 minutes down the street, bus service to various towns is right at your corner.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to many more visits.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul & Carolyn, it was a pleasure to have you return to my second condo for another vacation. Karen and I want to be comfortable in our vacation home and have equipped them so that there is nothing that will be needed when we are there. Thank you very much, we appreciate your review. looking forward to your return. Sherwin & Karen
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Manitoba, canada

All the comforts of home and more!!

  • 5 of 5

We just experienced a wonderful two week vacation in this beautiful condo. Thank-you Sherwin & Karen for making us feel so welcome:) Your personal touches are evident in the entire space. Lots of towels, spices, umbrella and beach chairs, shaw cable t.v.and the most amazing kitcen ever. I wanted to bring it home with me!

Great location, close to restaurants and mega store. Good bus service.

We really appreciated the connection with Sherwin before and during our stay. Any questions or concerns were answered promptly with great care.

We felt that the entire complex was like a big family. Really enjoyed the meet and greet afternoon. We would just recommend a binder in the condo with a few tips as how to use the t.v., wifi access, and some do's and dont's during your stay.

The housecleaning comes once a week, providing exceptional service!

Loved the large pool area, visible from our balcony. We spent most of our time at the beach, a short walk away.

Thank-you for a wonderful introduction to Bucerias:)) We would love to return again some day!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your kind words, we decorated this space with all the comforts that we would like to enjoy for ourselves. It was a pleasure also dealing with you, we hope you will return to enjoy both the condo and the area.
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Humboldt, Sask.

Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Sherwin & Karen’s condo for 3 months and we could not have been more pleased with our accommodation and the personal services they provided. The condo was exactly as the owners described it to be; everything was new and the condo was beautifully decorated throughout. We appreciated all the extras in the kitchen, and have to mention, Karen even stocked the kitchen with a variety of spices for cooking! The brand new 40” TV serviced by Shaw cable enabled us to watch our favourite TV programs from home and also the Olympics. We ate most of our meals on the balcony which overlooked the beautiful big pool. When we wanted to go to the beach, a 5 minute walk, Tommy Bahamas beach chairs, umbrellas, large beach towels and coolers were provided. The condo’s roof top patio was a perfect place to meet other condo renters for happy hour and to watch the sunset. The housekeepers that came once a week did an awesome job!

We have been coming to Bucerias for 11 years and found the location of Perla del Mar to be ideal. It is just a steps away from buses, taxis, 24 hour pharmacy, bank and OXXO convenience store with a large Mega grocery store and Walmart 5 minutes bus ride away. It is only about a 20 minute walk to downtown Bucerias where you will find a variety of good restaurants to choose from along the way or right in the center.

There were a couple of times shortly after we arrived that we emailed Sherwin for assistance and within a few hours he had responded to us and also arranged to have our needs met right away or within the next day. Sherwin is a very genuine man who clearly cares about people and is willing to go beyond to make their stay very comfortable in his condo. It was a pleasure to meet you both and thanks again, we truly enjoyed our “home away from home” this winter! We are looking forward to our return stay in 2015!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay for all family members

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Sherwin's freshly decorated condo Dec 6-27th and it truly had everything we needed and more. The kitchen had beautiful granite countertops, gas stove, full fridge and every accessory that was all new! The condo was comfortable for all family members aged 21 to 75 yrs, it felt like being at home with Shaw cable to watch hockey games. The complex was clean/secure and at night the guard was always there to greet us. Location was pretty good with bus stop, taxi stand, stores (great bakery around the corner) and restaurants close by. The beach was a three block walk but didn't seem too far, just had to watch out for the loose donkey who likes red purses. Sherwin answered my emails very quickly and was very helpful, thanks again Sherwin!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen & I are glad that your Family was the first to stay in and enjoy our newly decorated home. We decorated and furnished our home to standards that we wanted for ourselves to live in. We are extremely happy that your Family enjoyed all the new comforts of home that was brought in to make it as comfortable as possible. Sorry about the Donkey it was not part of the deal and I have not seen him but will sure keep an eye out in the future. Our maids emailed us to tell us how well you looked after our home and Karen and I look forward to your return in the future.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.