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Paradise on the Pacific! Free Wi-Fi !!!

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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Welcome to 'Rico et Bonita Vista' on the 12th floor of the Sunscape Resort on one of the most beautiful beaches on Banderas Bay. Our resort condo offers you THE best of both worlds, a private home along with all the amenities of an all-inclusive resort. The only thing better is the view ... outstanding! Enjoy your morning coffee on the spacious balcony listening to the birds and watching Puerto Vallarta slowly wake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the frequently seen dolphins and whales in the bay ... all right from a large balcony on the ocean. Enjoy the vista of the lush Sierra Madre mountains and El Centro (downtown) as well as the entire Bay. Even more impressive is enjoying an evening cocktail witnessing one of the greatest shows on earth ... the sun setting across the Pacific Ocean ... spectacular! The nighttime view is equally beautiful with the lights of old towne, watching the lit up pirate ship drift across the bay and enjoying the frequent fireworks.

Inside, the suite boasts a sunken living room with artwork by local artisans, ceramic tile throughout, a fully equipped kitchenette with everything you need to prepare a romantic dinner on the balcony, granite counters in kitchen and bath, a large marble shower, 2 double beds, quality linens, air conditioning, built in safe, snorkelling gear, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, large balcony with planters, bar-b-que and much more. The bathroom sink and vanity are separate from the shower and toilet room for ultimate guest convenience and privacy. In addition, we provide you with beach accessories - reclining lounge chairs, umbrella, cooler and even a boogie board!

We are a hop, skip and jump away from WalMart, Costco and Soriana (just like Safeway) to stock up on your food and beverages and only a 10 minute cab ride from the airport. A car is never needed in PV. Ride the bus right outside of the hotel to anywhere for only 7 pecos (less than a dollar). It will take you to El Centro (downtown), to Zona Romantica (for markets), to the Marina, to Illa Cuale, fishing villages, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucereas, Salulito or Los Muertos.

Anyone staying at an all-inclusive is really missing out on all that PV has to do and offer. However, the condo also offers you that options well. You can chose to have a pit-in beach day being served all your drinks and provided 3 daily meals in a choice of 3 on-site restaurants. As our guests, that is available to you at a nominal fee of $50/day.

Our goal is for you to enjoy PV as much as we do - it's safe, has so much to see and do, has a vibrant and friendly culture, the mountains surrounding the bay are lush and tropical and PV is known for it's consistent weather - sunshine and warm temperatures. The dining experience is second to none, there are so many great restaurants to experience whether it be beach palapa eating with your toes in the sand or a more upscale restaurant - you will never be served a bad meal here.

Come visit, enjoy our condo, and see for yourself that the scenery, weather and people are all beautiful!

More Details

Property Manager
Blain and Linda Drever
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Blain and Linda Drever

We are Canadians who first visited PV in 2009. We have also had the good fortune to holiday in Hawaii, the Mayan Riviera, Honduras and Barbados. Upon returning to PV in 2014 we felt like we had 'come home'. You simply can't go wrong with this vacation destination ... PV has it ALL! We are happy to act as your personal travel agents and provide you with all the 'inside information' about this friendly, quaint city. Our wish is to provide for your every need, including extras like binoculars, his 'n hers snorkel gear, reclining beach chairs, umbrella and cooler.

Blain and Linda Drever purchased this condo in 2014

Why Blain and Linda Drever chose Puerto Vallarta

Location, Location, Location! We are close to EVERYTHING and we sit on THE best swimming beach in the bay! This 5 star resort is impeccably clean throughout and extremely well maintained by Sunscape with 24 hour security. In addition, concierge and money exchange services are right on site. You will find the other guests and staff very friendly and welcoming.

What makes this condo unique

Most important, our condo is high enough that your sunset view across the Pacific Ocean is unimpeded. Any condos lower than 10th floor do not get sunset view. Also, our condo is right near the elevators, which is a huge bonus not having to walk down a long corridor. In addition, being on the south side of the building, it is very quiet on the balcony, unlike at the north end where the noise from the neighbouring resort ventilation system can be disturbing.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Paradise on the Pacific! Free Wi-Fi !!!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time at this well appointed condo. It was the perfect getaway for close friends. The condo was just as described, spacious and well decorated. The condo had every we needed, we had zero issues. We spent our days lounging on the beach, by the pool and on the beautiful balcony. Staff was nice and accomodating. Blain and Linda's suggestions for local restaurants and shopping (the local grocery store had everything we need for snacks and poolside drinks!) were wonderful. Taxi's to town were inexpensive and easy to navigate. We would definitely return! Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you ladies had a great reunion getting together ... next time bring your hubby's :)
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Beautiful condo/Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Blain and Linda's condo in January. We had planned a VERY last minute trip, Blain and Linda could not have been more accommodating. When we arrived, there was security who verified our stay before being allowed on the resort (very nice feeling to know that this resort was well secured). The room was spacious and well decorated. The condo was well furnished with everything you need with your stay. A bonus was the umbrella and chairs Blain and Linda provide for their guests (something that no other place I have stayed has offered). If it had not been for the chairs and umbrella they provided, we would not have had the opportunity to get a palapa and chairs provided by the resort (we were not willing to wake up at the crack of dawn to claim chairs). The views are spectacular from the balcony. I watched the pirate ship almost nightly. The first night was rather loud with other resorts having entertainment on the beach. I was concerned that this was going to be the case throughout the trip, but it did not. It was perfectly peaceful the rest of the trip. The entertainment provided by the resort was really fun to watch. My boys enjoyed themselves so much! We had a great time and I cannot say enough good things about Blain and Linda's hospitality. I would definitely stay there again with my family! Thanks again Blain and Linda!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad it turned out to be the right place for you and the boys! Our goal is for all our guests to enjoy the resort and love PV as much as we do. Remember, we do not require a security deposit from return guests! With all the renos and upgrades to the resort it just keeps getting better :)
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Wakefield, MA

Relaxing By The Bay

  • 5 of 5

This condo is a perfect home away from home because Rico et Bonita have provided everything one needs. The pictures depict the condo perfectly. It is so clean, the towels are luxurious and the beds including the orange couch are very comfortable. We never tired of the beautiful view of Banderas Bay be it morning, noon or night. Our stay was for a month and we enjoyed watching the sunset many evenings.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always thrilled to know our guests enjoy a positive experience and look forward to hosting you again in the future !
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a two week vacation in PV. The condo is beautiful and has an amazing view. It's actually a lot more spacious in real life! You will want for nothing there. It's very affordable and worth the price, which is a lot less than most hotel rooms without a kitchen! The property manager is always there ready to help, answer questions, make suggestions and take care of anything you need. And the owners are very friendly and easy to contact.

We took our children and saved some money by cooking some simple meals. The oven is great! We made the best bruschettas and nachos in it. We walked to the Soriana market, 5 minutes away, and bought bottled water and the most delicious fruit: papaya, mangos, bananas, pinneapples, limes. Also fresh bread and tortillas and cheese for quesadillas...we ate and ate!! So much fresh, affordable food :).

We took the cooler, chairs and umbrella to the beach and spent hours there with our children. We also spent the day at the pool. The kids' pool is really fun and the kid's club is very safe and has a great supervisor who does art and crafts with the kids. Make sure you check it out.

We loved the condo and everything it had to offer. We felt safe and comfortable there. It felt like a home away from home and we took great memories with us. We will definitely be back and rent again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias, Nina! We have stayed in many vacation rental homes over the years and have tried to add everything to our own that we wished for in others we rented. A few little extras can go a long way to ensuring all your needs are met and that is our goal. We have even had friends ask why we have authentic Mexican glassware which can be easily broken, but that's life, and it's also easily replaced!!! We enjoy our drinks out of nice glassware so we figure our guests would too. We have also tried to add a Mexican flare to the decor ... when in Rome! Who wants to be in Mexico with contemporary decor like in Vegas!?*!? Anyway, we are sooooo glad to know your family enjoyed both the condo and Puerto Vallarta - it's truly a wonderful little city that has maintained the integrity of it's culture. And, the nationals are such friendly, lovely people! See you next year, Nina :)
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Chipman, New Brunswick

Another great trip to PV!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th visit to the Sea River Tower complex and we were so pleased with this unit. The kitchen was very well stocked with dishes, utensils and lots of pots and pans. Even the toaster was a bonus for me - many units don't seem to have one. The two fridges were a real treat. We used one for food and the other to keep all of our liquids cold! Loved the pocket doors that open the entire unit up to the balcony where the view is incredible. We spent many hours out there - the view never gets old. We made use of the beach umbrella and beach chairs that were included in this unit. We took them out close to the water and felt like we had the entire beach all to ourselves. The owners, Linda and Blain we so courteous and prompt in answering all of our questions. This is a wonderful unit and we hope to rent it when we return in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

Paradise on the Pacific!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were so easy to contact and reserving our time was absolutely seamless. The condo is very nicely appointed, exceptionally clean and very comfortable. You will want for nothing. The view of Bandaras Bay is spectacular and the nightly sunset displays from the patio are truly a spiritual experience!

We loved the beach and especially appreciated the beach chairs and umbrella. No searching for chairs, umbrella, etc. on crowded days!

We did not cook in the condo but the kitchen is totally stocked if we had chosen to. Two refrigerators were very welcome to house our beer, wine, tequila and left overs from all the excellent Puerta Vallarta restaurants!

We will definitely be back to this condo!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, those sunsets are truly unbelievable. So glad you enjoyed your stay … see you next time!
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta Golf Course
Car: not necessary

Rent a private water taxi (called a Panga) to take you to the south end of the bay to enjoy many private beaches with no roads into them. You can enjoy whale watching, parasailing, zip lining, rappelling, bungee jumping - take in the South Side Shuffle every 2nd Friday evening, enjoy twofers at most beach bars during happy hour, don't miss the Saturday morning Farmers Market in Old Towne ... so much to do and so little time! Or, just relax in a pool side lounger then have a sunset massage on the beach.


Rates & Availability

Zona Hotelera Norte Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

*Rates shown are for 2 adults and up to 3 children under the age of 16 years.*
Add $10.00/person for each additional adult up to a maximum of 4 adults.
Maximum guest occupancy is 4 adults OR family of 5 (*family described above*)

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Zona Hotelera Norte Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 735 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The powder room is separate from the toilet/shower room for guest privacy.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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