About the property
- Condo1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Waterfront Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Air Conditioned, WiFi, 3rd Floor View
Casa Bonita is a 1600 square foot, three bedroom condo located on the beach and boasts breathtaking views of the ocean, nightly sunsets and shimmering lights of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Located on the beautiful Playa Esmeralda, just eight minutes south of all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer, Casa Bonita features classic Mexican architecture and design touches with central air conditioning throughout. Located on the third floor of a beautiful oceanfront development and above a beautiful pool and beach, Casa Bonita also includes a large private terrace perfect for morning coffee or nightly cocktails.
Casa Bonita is available year-round for daily, weekly, or monthly rentals. Perfect for 2-6 people with 2 master suites, each with their own bathroom and one with terrace access and an additional bedroom with 2 twin beds, Casa Bonita is the perfect place for your Puerto Vallarta getaway.
Keywords: Condominium, Beachfront, waterfront, oceanfront, pool, air conditioned, WiFi, Bandaras Bay, Playa Esmeralda, Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta.
Bill and Rory
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Bill and Rory
We are both originally from the Seattle area and we still absolutely love it here. But sometimes you just need to get a break from the doom and gloom and get your fill of vitamin D.
Bill and Rory purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Bill and Rory chose South Zone
Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas have long been among our favorite travel destinations. After having rented everything from villas to condominiums and even staying at some of the resorts in and around the region, we rented a unit in the Playa Esmeralda. Almost immediately, we fell in love with its location, views, beaches, pool area, and other amenities. It was close enough to feel like we were in the city, but just far enough away to feel secluded. We knew that this the place we wanted to stay each and every time we returned, so we decided that we were in the market to purchase if the right opportunity presented itself. When unit 303 became available, it was exactly what we were after. That was the genesis of Casa Bonita. Since our purchase, we’ve stayed in the unit frequently over the years. Every time we come back, we become more reassured that we made a great decision. Our family has been enjoying Casa Bonita since 2004 . Our adult sons have grown up having Spring Break and Thanksgiving on the Beach. Over the years we have been fortunate to be able to share our piece of Paradise with family and friends. What we love most about Puerto Vallarta are the locals. They are lovely people and always have a welcoming smile for new friends and old.
What makes this Condo unique
The best aspect of Casa Bonita is its location on a beautiful, mostly private beach and a fantastic view of the ocean. We enjoy beginning each morning with a cup of coffee, out on the balcony, watching for whales and seeing the local fisherman pulling in their nets. We usually end the day in the same place with a glass of wine, watching the sunset over the ocean and the fireworks from town. Our beach is furnished with palapas and lounge chairs. The pool area is large, also with lounge chairs and tables. The beach is white sand, accented by boulders. Snorkeling is good. The condo is only a few miles from Old Town Vallarta, is a quick taxi ride or bus ride to town, and these are both available on the main road which is a 3 minute walk from our building. Old Town is our favorite part of town and is loaded with restaurants, shopping, clubs, and beaches. The streets and architecture remain old Mexican style. Very charming!
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Once again, our stay at Casa Bonita was perfection! I have been with my family of four, just my husband, and this time a girls trip. Every time I have stayed at Casa Bonita I want to plan my next trip. The condo is very clean and very well maintained with every amenity needed, including drawers full of movies :). The staff couldn't be more helpful offering us any tips when needed, getting us more water, ice, etc.
We always stop at the grocery store on the way from the airport to stock up on food and drinks. I love the location, situated between Puerto Vallarta and Mismaloya. It really is just a quick 10 minute bus ride either direction costing 8 pesos. We never waited long for the bus, and taxis are also easy to catch right outside the condo. We sat by the pool during the day, went for massages in Mismaloya ($20 for one hour!), and into town for dinner. We tended to eat at smaller, less "Americanized" restaurants and found each meal to be fantastic and very inexpensive Perfection all around!
This condo is awesome! It has beautiful ocean views, wonderful sandy beach, warm pools, comfortable places to sit and lounge in and out of the sun. The condo is very comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen, 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths! Puerto Vallarta has lots of fun restaurants and bars to explore! We loved this location! We used the public buses to get into town every evening. They run all the time and are inexpensive and easy. The weather was 85 degrees and sunny everyday. We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this place and can not wait to go back! Thank you!
Excellent condo is roomey and very well equipt. Cold, high volume AC and great ceiling fans.
This 3rd floor condo offers fantastic ocean view. One can choose the cool morning air, fresh off the ocean, delivered through large, screened doors and sliding windows, or use the AC as the day warms up.
A virtually private beach is steps away from the bottom floor elevator door!
The condo staff is totally professional, and will deliver bottled water to fill the water cooler on request. Token operated washers and dryers are available and work well. Linens and towels are newer and of fine quality.
Maid service is excellent!
A will stocked grocery store is within walking distance, about 10 minutes South.
Public buses and taxis are frequent and available.
All in all, this is an excellent place to stay if one wants to be close to downtown, but not in it.
And Bill is an excellent owner who is a very easy person with which to work.
We will be back!
Not Quite as Expected
The pluses: The condo is lovely and spacious. It does have wonderful views. It is quiet at night. The concierge is extremely helpful. The pool is a beautiful sapphire blue. The weather (end of Dec) was perfect. Fully stocked kitchen with modern appliances. Plenty of towels in both bathrooms and large beach towels provided. Showers are excellent with plenty of hot water and water pressure. Bottled water is provided in an easy to use system, and replacement water is $2.00. Cleaning is provided 2x weekly.
The negatives: While the views are beautiful, the beach is small and has many rocks. I'm an ocean person, and I want to go in the water. When I say these rocks are large and dangerous, I'm not kidding. The breakwater creates a funnel-like situation. Undertow is strong, and children cannot go in the ocean. The location is about 10 km from downtown, and taxi rides are about $8-10 each way. You really do have to shop and make your own breakfast and lunch or spend the day in town, or you will be paying endlessly for taxis. We had 5 people, and that meant two taxis or one large one, and the cost rose to $15-18. We like to sleep late in dark bedrooms. The two front bedrooms get hallway lighting until 7 a.m. Curtains are not sufficient to block the light. The master bedroom has a lace curtain, so sunrise is also wake up time. There is no place to hang wet bathing suits or towels and nothing dries within 24 hours due to humidity. You can use the downstairs laundry room for 12 pesos a dry, which is pretty cheap, but not as convenient as having a dryer in the condo. Air conditioning is powerful and loud. There are two settings: Arctic and Off.
If beach is not important to you, and you don't mind spending $26 dollars per day +++ for transportation, this would be wonderful. If you would rather not have to produce 2 meals per day, this is not the place for you.
Next time, I will be more careful about choosing a condo, looking for not just great views, but a beach I can swim at, a dryer to dry wet items, and proximity to restaurants, so I don't spend my entire vacation cobbling together meals.
Great views and good location. Comfortable condo which had a well- equipped kitchen. Grill on site was perfect for us and pool nicely heated for kids to play.
Great time-great place
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Casa Bonita. We were there with our adult children and spouses.The condo accommodated the six of us perfectly. The beach was great and the view from our condo was amazing. Everything was clean and well maintained. We'd go back again!
Thanks Bill and Rory.