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Icon Vallarta: Stylish 2 bedroom beachfront corner unit

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,508 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Icon Vallarta is a luxury, state of the art, and cutting edge condominium community in Puerto Vallarta created by a

- world famous designer (Philippe Starck),

- an internationally acclaimed architectural firm (Arquitectonica) and

- first class developers (Related Group from the U.S. and Grupo Chartwell from Mexico)

The result has been an award-winning development (CNBC International Property Award Winner) that has been featured in Architectural Digest for its innovative design and style.

Located on the sandy shores of Banderas Bay and equidistant between the airport and downtown, this property is as central as it gets, walking distance to shopping malls, restaurants and night clubs. Yet once past the gates, one experiences a resort-like feel with amenities, such as

- lavish landscaped gardens featuring local and international art and sculptures

- 400 feet infinity-edge pool with food and beverage service

- jacuzzis facing the surf

- beach club area with bar, dining tables and lounge chairs

- private spa area with sauna and steam area

- ocean-front gym with top-of-the-line cardio equipment

- game area with pool and foosball tables

- private 20 seat movie area

This two bedroom and two bath condo faces a long infinity-like pool with a view that extends into the bay and horizon.

The interior has been professionally decorated and includes custom furniture pieces, such as illuminated onyx nightstands, 5-6' standing mirrors, and artful headboards.

Given that the unit faces west and is on a lower level, one never needs to get out of one's seat to see the pool and the bay. One can just chill on the comfortable Italian leather sofa or kitchen stools and watch the world go by without ever needing to walk up to the floor-to-ceiling windows or out on the balcony to look below.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Owner

I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area, where I met my wife who is originally from Guadalajara. Subsequently, we got married on the beach in Puerto Vallarta and later dreamed of owning there. Currently, we reside in San Francisco and try to get down to Vallarta whenever we can. But when we're not there, we're happy when others have a chance to experience the beauty of Puerto Vallarta as well as the comfort of our home at Icon Vallarta.

Owner purchased this condo in 2010

Why Owner chose Hotel Zone

After deciding to pursue the dream of owning a beachfront property in Puerto Vallarta, we looked at all the options, including the purchase of an undeveloped lot in Nayarit. In fact, when a particular land deal fell through, we reassessed our needs and wants. In doing so, we decided that we didn't want to be too far away from all of the downtown restaurants, shops and attractions, yet we didn't want to live in the bustle of the city. Moreover, we wanted something turnkey, as we didn't want to burden my father-in-law to oversee any construction. Such thoughts led our search to the Hotel Zone, which provides the most convenient and highest quality developments. By chance, one of my wife's college classmates from Guadalajara recommended Icon Vallarta and another one was also selling pre-construction units there. Having previously stayed at a hotel down the street, we were very familiar with the location. Then after seeing the stunning drawings, models and computer renderings and hearing that Philippe Starck and the Related Group were associated with the project, we were sold and knew we had to buy here.

What makes this condo unique

Given that it's the only tower that faces due west, one always has a view of the endless bay and horizon. In fact, during certain times of the year, one can enjoy the sunset from anywhere in the living room. Being on the third floor, I enjoy what I call a 'lazy man's view', as I can be sitting on the couch with our favorite mobile device in hand (laptop, tablet or cell phone) and with the TV going in the background and not miss any action near the pool or in the bay. I can watch jet skis, speed boats and cruise ships go by and the fireworks at night. In addition, my wife likes the openness of the kitchen to the living room that further can extend out to the balcony as well as all the surrounding bonus space on the massive terrace off the kitchen and the bedrooms.

When I do finally decide to go outside my unit, I enjoy the resort-like amenities, such as the beautiful infinity edge pool, where I can sunbathe and be served a beverage; the jacuzzi, where I can soak and watch the surf; the beach bar, where I can have a cocktail at sunset; and the restaurants for breakfast or lunch.

And when I'm ready to leave the grounds, a convience store (Oxxo) is just outside the gate as well as a great breakfast place (Candora), along with a major supermarket (Soriana) that's just a block away.

Amenities

Hotel Zone Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1508 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , pillow top, 1.90m x 2.00m ( 6'3" x 6'7")
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , pillow top, 1.90m x 2.00m ( 6'3" x 6'7")
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Icon Vallarta: Stylish 2 bedroom beachfront corner unit
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

Amazing Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is gorgeous, and the view is amazing. I really enjoyed relaxing on the giant balcony, and watching the sunset. The condo is extremely well-stocked, and beautifully decorated. The complex is fantastic, with wonderful pools, and everyone was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the location as well. It is an easy walk to the grocery store, as well as some restaurants and shops, or a quick taxi ride to the Malecon or Marina. Steve was extremely responsive, and super easy to work with. I highly recommend this condo for an amazing place to stay in PV!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodland, WA
5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter, and I had a wonderful time. Steve, you have the best communication and responsiveness I have ever experienced on VRBO!! Property was beautiful. Staff on location were very professional, helpful, and friendly. Thanks so much for the usage, we needed it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amherstburg, ON
5

Vacation in Paradise !!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to know where to start. The condo is beautiful and has everything you could every want to make your vacation special. The interior is decorated to go with the setting. The view is magnificent. You can watch the cruise ships and luxury yachts sail by on the Pacific Ocean while dining in the restaurant on the beach. Everything is nearby - shopping malls, restaurants, the marina, etc. Taxis are very inexpensive and if your daring, you can hop on one of the many buses that provide service up and down the main street (right out front). The property is maintained with the highest standards. The staff are all very friendly and helpful.

THANKS Steve for letting us share your little piece of paradise. We fell in love with both your condo and Puerto Vallarta and will definitely include a return trip at some time in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

I loved Steve and Magaly's condo! Our first time renting a condo rather than an all inclusive and it was a hit all around! We are already planning our trip back for next year!

Kitchen was well stocked and it was under a 5 minute walk to a grocery store and 15 minutes to the Sam's Club and Walmart.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, great condo!

  • 5 of 5

From the time that we confirmed that we were renting Stephen and Magaly's condo they were extremely helpful with information and details of the area. We followed their very detailed instructions from arriving at the airport and getting a cab to the walking path to the local grocery store. The condo unit, pool, beach and staff at the Icon were perfect!! The unit had an amazing view and breeze so opening up the full sliding glass panels made you feel like you were outside. We enjoyed cooking in their well stocked kitchen and made many trips to the excellent grocery store that was just outside the gates as well as the local outside market that was a few blocks away.

The beach was excellent to swim in and the pool always had lots of room. The beach could be walked for miles and the local beach bar Oasis was a great place to spend the late afternoon watching the sunset.

Thanks so much to Stephen and Magaly for sharing their piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penticton, British Columbia
5

This condo is AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this condo. It is exactly as the pictures you see, but even nicer! The sunsets that you experience right from the living room couch cannot be described in words. This is probably the most well stocked condo that my husband and I have ever stayed in. Cooking in, while on vacation (not something I generally like to do) was so easy due to having such a well stocked kitchen. There was nothing that you could have wanted that you did not have. The property management company was fantastic and responsive if you required anything. The concierge in the lobby was so friendly and so very helpful. The condo is so close to Soriano's for picking up fresh bakery, deli etc.

Steve and Magaly have thought of everything and then some! No comfort from home was missed. This condo is decorated just beautifully. Steve was such a pleasure to deal with and so responsive to any questions that we had. Have never experienced anything like it. We would not hesitate to book this condo again and we are already planning our next trip back.

Thanks so much Steve and we hope to be back soon!

Susan and Gary

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Puerto Vallarto Airport (PVR)
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

security/damage deposit $500

VRBO/HomeAway charges an additional 4-10% Service Fee to the above rates for payments processed on their website depending on the total rental amount. If you click on the "Request to Book" button, you will see the amount by clicking "View details" in the "Payment Total" row, but if you book directly with the owner via PayPal, you will not be charged a Service Fee (e-mail owner for more details).
Standard rate is for 2 guests. Add $10 per night per person for up to 2 additional guests.
4 people is the total maximum occupancy (NO EXCEPTIONS).
Rates are higher during holiday weeks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, 4th of July etc.)
5 days is the minimum stay during high season (November through April).
Only monthly (preferably multi-month) rentals are considered from January to March.
$79 Damage Protection Insurance required for stays of one month or longer.
$30 maid service fee per each week of stay.
For multi-week stays maid service is required at least once a week.
Additional maid service is available upon request at an extra charge.
FREE internet wifi

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.

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