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Gorgeous, Panoramic Views of the Ocean, Minutes to Beach & Restaurants!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1800 sf 2 bedroom, 2 bath, huge terrace with ocean views and gas barbeque

THE SUITE (Casa Comoda II)

This large corner suite is very spacious and airy, with terracotta floors throughout and classic Mexican-style concrete walls, accented with carved wood doors. Solid wood-framed glass folding doors open completely onto the terrace on the front and sides of the suite, giving you the feeling of being outside even indoors. This gives you a great cross-breeze. Beautiful wood finishings give the suite a very authentic feel.

The suite has a huge built-in concrete base sectional sofa (common in Mexico) with memory foam, perfect for entertaining or sleeping. The sofa sleeps two people comfortably...even tall people!

There is a dining table and four chairs off the kitchen when you want to eat in, although we're sure you'll want to have most of your meals on the terrace.

TERRACE

The huge terrace overlooks Banderas Bay and gives you panoramic, stunning views of the ocean. With its incredible view and authentic beautiful Spanish style architecture, Loma Linda will make you will feel like you have died and gone to heaven.

Barbeque-there is a gas-powered outdoor grill on the terrace. Feel like a steak or fish-fry? Light 'er up and enjoy a barbeque'd meal in the magical open air while you marvel at the 2nd largest bay in the Western Hemisphere.

MASTER BEDROOM

The huge master bedroom is very self-contained, with its own bathroom and vanity area. The bedroom/bathroom can be closed off by a door to the rest of the suite when you want some privacy. The room has a set of large, glass doors that open up onto the terrace, and folding windows on the other side overlooking Banderas Bay. Open up the doors and the windows to the outside in the morning to have a spectacular, breezy, lazy day in bed with a cup of coffee!

SECOND BEDROOM

The second bedroom is on the opposite side of the suite and has its own access to a common-area guest bathroom. There is a small balcony off the bedroom which faces the pretty, well-manicured walkway and vegetation of the complex. This room has two twin beds which can be put together and topped with a king-sized sheet to make one bed. Both bedrooms have tons of closet space.

AIR CONDITIONING

The bedrooms each have an easy-to-use remote access air-conditioning unit, which works very quickly on those days you need to cool down, or for those extra warm nights. Although most of the time you want to feel the warm, tropical breeze, it's nice to cool down on the hotter days.

KITCHEN

Set up with a fridge, stove and oven, the kitchen is well-stocked and perfect for those that want to enjoy an at-home feel. This includes:

*cappuccino maker

*microwave

*tea kettle

*toaster

*hot and cold water dispenser (water jug changed regularly by the maid)

*dishes, pots, pans, silverware, etc.

Bring a pound of espresso to enjoy a latte in the morning.

HOT WATER

Many places in Mexico have small hot water tanks due to the cost of electricity. This means that you can run out of hot water mid-shower. We have installed Hot Water on Demand to give you a limitless supply, because it heats it as you use it. No cold showers halfway through!

MAID SERVICE

Included with your stay, the maid comes six days a week (except for Sundays) to keep you tidy! With the cleaning you will get new sheets and towels. It is customary to leave a tip for her at the end of your stay.

POOLS

This property has two pool areas: one is the main pool with a bar area where you can host your own pool party. The second is a rooftop pool, with incredible views of the ocean, located on the rooftop of the adjoining building just above the main pool area. It has a small pool meant for lounging.

Look forward to:

...watching the sunset from the huge terrace as a warm golden sun sinks slowly into the blue Pacific

...savoring outstanding meals just minutes away at some of the finest restaurants in Mexico

...a lazy lunch and a margarita on the beach under a palapa

...some fabulous shopping in the local Mercado

...a spectacular and romantic sunset cruise on beautiful Banderas Bay

More Details

Owner
Peter Shoulak
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian, Italian is very broken...not fluent.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Peter Shoulak

Professional couple from Vancouver, BC.

Peter Shoulak purchased this condo in 2014

Why Peter Shoulak chose Amapas

We came to Puerto Vallarta for the first time in February of 2014, and fell in Love at first sight! Next thing you know we owned our own property in this amazing city...I guess we knew she was the one :) We have traveled quite a bit all over but this place was the first time we actually relaxed and felt rested when we returned home. While we still love to travel and have many places yet to see, we choose PV as our second home where we go to enjoy the beaches, the attractions, restaurants, numerous activities...and most of all the people!

What makes this condo unique

The View...the view...the view. Once we got over the view, we fell for the Mexican stylings of the suite, such as the big wooden doors and finishings, combined with the terra cotta floors throughout the suite and on the terrace. The main area is large, open and airy, and was immediately inviting. Everything opens up, and you really feel like you`re outside when you`re sitting in the living room with all the folding balcony doors open on the front and side. Oh, and if you ever leave the suite, you can get to the beach in minutes and dive into the waves. We love the vicinity of the beach and restaurants.

Because the complex transitioned from a time share to a strata, Loma Linda had been set up as a resort. The pool areas are phenomenal and the grounds have been very well kept and lush. We still have a manager on the premises during the day who takes care of the needs of our guests, including maid service, key pick up, information, etc.

Map

Vallarta Adventures
La Palapa
"Great food, great service, right on the beach! For those special nights when you`re in the m..."
Bistro Teresa
"Fabulous quaint, stylish restaurant close to the complex...a few steps away. This small bist..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Bistro Teresa
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Los Muertos
Car: not necessary

Since you are minutes away from the main beach, Playa de los Muertos, there are many restaurants and attractions to see. It's an easy walk into town for shopping, dining, nightlife, etc. The complex is located on a hill, which gives it the advantage of the beautiful ocean views. Going down to the beach is easy, with stairs leading you down for a quick, 5 minute walk. For a couple of dollars you can grab one of the plentiful cabs to go back up the hill at the end of the day if you`re tired. The cabs are cheap, plentiful and waiting for the locals to go back up the hill to their condos. Walk up to get a little bit of exercise, and you`ll be there in 10 minutes...3-5 if you`re really fit! Although it`s a very short walk, the location may not be good for elderly people who have trouble walking. There are a few stairs leading into the suite as well.

CASUAL DINING:

Pretty much any place on the beach below the Villa is pretty good if you want just a snack or some simple mexican fare. When you get down to the beach we recommend heading to your right and there are a number of good restaurants. You can't go wrong with any of them. We usually hang out in one of the restaurants that have lounge chairs and you can leave your stuff there while you dip into the ocean, as long as you're ordering food and/or drinks.

If you keep venturing farther you will get to

FINE DINING:

If you want to eat somewhere just around the corner, go to the bottom of the path around the Villa, and to the right across the street on the main road there is a small restaurant called Bistro Teresa. Because it is situated on the hill above the ocean and the place is open air with only a roof, you will get an AMAZING view of the town and ocean...oh, and incredible food. And Teresa is usually there too, so say hello. Very quaint and highly recommended. We were there during a rainstorm at night, and it was fabulous!

For fine dining right on the beach, we recommend La Palapa, which is almost directly below the condo. Fine dining in PV is still always casual...you can sit there in your bathing suit if you want! Dip into the water during dinner, then sit back down for a glass of wine :) During the day, you can sit at any of the beachfront cafes or restaurants and get cheap beer or margherita. Many of these places have beach chairs to recline in so if you,re ordering you can park yourself there for awhile and hang out at the beach.

THE LOCALS

The locals are very friendly and very used to tourists. The service in all of the restaurants is great and they definitely tend to you. In restaurants, they will never bring your bill to you unless you specifically request it. They consider it rude to bring it to your table, even though they have cleared your plates and you have indicated you are finished. You must still ask for it.

One thing that is very big here are the beach vendors. You will get asked every few minutes to buy something. It`s part of the culture here and you get used to it...in fact, you learn to enjoy it as part of the PV experience! You can get some really great deals on silver, and they`re pretty legit, but make sure to bargain with them because they always start high.

WATER ACTIVITIES:

With abundant underwater sea life, snorkeling and swimming are unsurpassed in this area. Pretty much every water sport is available here, including Flyboarding, eco-tours, sea diving, fishing, sailing, dolphin and whale watching,

Some activities you might enjoy:

Whale Watching-we recommend Ocean Friendly Whale Watching Tours.

TEMPERATURES

During the winter, temperatures in Vallarta are in the low to mid 80's during the day with nighttime temperatures ranging from the 60-70° F. Summertime, from June to October, is Vallarta's rainy season with temperatures ranging from the mid 80's to low 90's. It is also very humid during July, August and September. If you come during their summer months, it can be amazing at night as the thunder crashes over the ocean and the lightning lights up the night sky like fireworks...leaving a perfect paradise filled with lush tropical greenery and singing birds. Some mornings you can find a gecko or an iguana sunning themselves by the pool or waterfall.

Amenities

Amapas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity area outside the toilet/shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 large bathrooms with spacious showers
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are two bedrooms, with the large master bedroom looking over the ocean. This bedroom is self-contained, with a bathroom/vanity attached, and can be closed to the rest of the suite if desired. A second bedroom has two twin beds, which can be pushed together to make a king. There is a very large built-in L-shaped couch in the living room with comfortable memory foam. It is set up to sleep 2 more people. The foam is 30' wide, with one side 6.9 feet, the other 6.3 feet long. They are long enough for most adults, but possibly best suited for children because they are a bit narrower than a twin bed. Our 25 year-old son slept on the couch and said he was quite comfortable :) There is LOTS of closet space in both bedrooms.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For a uniquely wonderful experience, hire Jose to cook for you. He will make a three or four course meal for you for about $25-$30 per person. This includes his delicious flan for dessert, which is highly recommended! Choose from a variety of his menu items and he will do the shopping and come in and cook right in your kitchen. Wonderful experience!

Reviews

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We are 'returners'~ Beautiul 2/BD FAMILY CONDO!

  • 5 of 5

My husband Matt and I, and our two boys just returned home from Peter's beautiful condo last night after an 8 day family vaca. (We live in Seattle, Wa.) We loved our May, 2016 week there so much, we booked Spring Break 2017's trip the day after returning home!! Peter was so helpful when I asked questions about his place, about Old Town, things to do, places to see, what fair prices were for local services,  places to eat at etc! His emails were always prompt. (Often just 30 min later.) When arriving at the condo last May, we were taken back by the location and its beauty. The pictures JUST don't do it justice! Having 12 and 14 yr old boys, the condo's layout was perfect~ the 2nd bedroom w/ twin beds/private bath. Peter had advised us to do our big grocery shopping at the Walmart or Sorianas, as we wanted to do most of our eating at home. The gas BBQ makes for easy, evening grilling and the view is AMAZING! The front office staff was more than accommodating. They helped arrange taxi pick ups for us, brought us more towels, and bottled water for condo quickly when we asked.

Going back for our 2nd trip a week ago was even more fun, because we now 'knew' the neighborhood, and had already found some local coffee spots and seafood places we have returned to several times! We made some local friends last time, connected w/ them this trip, and really felt like we were living the 'local' life. This trip was during the crazy, busy 'Spring Break' week. We were SURE the condo complex would be busy. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that there were maybe 10 units (tops) that were occupied. Once again, my boys pretty much had the pool to themselves. We saw a few other guests, chatted w/ them and some owners. All were so friendly, and so helpful sharing what they knew of the neighborhood. Old Towns location is perfect for getting a 'feel' of the culture'. It's NOT the busy, touristy location. Rather, it is full of culture, beautiful friendly locals, and tons of great spots to eat/drink at!, THIS is why we LOVE Villa Loma Linda so much!

I can't rave about this location, the condo and or it's owner Peter ENOUGH! It's such a perfect location, w/ sunsets that are postcard perfect. Please, feel free and contact us w/ any questions you might have! We are ALREADY planning our next trip down. This is THE condo to visit! 

Tiara & Matt

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tiara and Matt I am so glad that you had another wonderful time in PV. I certainly enjoy having you stay and I hope that you will stay again soon. Your words really resonated with me. Each and every time I go down there, I feel at home in the condo...that is always a good thing. Experiencing the real culture, feel and vibe of PV is amazing! Antonella and I will be down in PV soon. We will make sure to contact you and Matt for a quick visit! Thanks again Peter
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5

Excellent Mexican condo

  • 5 of 5

Everything that has been said in previous reviews I heartedly agree with. We were lucky to spend 2 weeks in this condo, within hours we felt right at home. It is clean and is equipped with everything we needed. We loved being close to the beach and malecon and all the action of this part of town. The pools are nice and really quite quiet. The view is amazing, we were lucky to have spotted whales on our very first days, but you still feel nestled in the trees. The condo feels like you are in Mexico not a sterile resort. We utilized Eco Tours and Vallarta Adventures for our excursions, every one we went on was outstanding. Uber is your friend here, although when downtown it’s easier just to grab a cab that’s just available. The only negative thing I can say that’s totally not the condos fault is that if you have any physical disabilities this location is not your friend as it’s on a hill side that involves steep hills and steps. We can’t wait to go back

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cheryl. I am glad that you Kelly enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you back again next year. Peter
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5

Excellent location with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for our family of four with excellent views, a pool a few steps from the door and excellent daily cleaning services. Easy 10 to 15 minute walk or a very cheap cab (or better yet Uber) ride 5 minutes to the beach. Not too close and not too far...perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back in the spring.
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5

Great location, friendly staff, and nice Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Villa Loma Linda! As Peter says View, View View! The view from the balcony is beautiful and even more stunning from the roof top pool (especially at sunset). The condo was the perfect size for my wife and I, with all the appropriate amenities. We were warmly greeted on arrival and the housekeeping was great.

The best part was the short walk to shops, stores and the beach. Lots of great places to eat within walking distance. We loved it here and will be back again!

Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael. I am glad you enjoyed Loma Linda. Look forward to seeing you back again soon.
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5

Absolutely wonderful condo!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay in Peter's condo while in PV. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The condo itself was extremely clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The common areas within the complex were well kept and we enjoyed both pools daily. This condo boasts everything you need to successfully prepare meals, lounge, relax and make many memories. Access to the beach and town is very easy! A short walk away to most anything you could want or need. Taxis were inexpensive, simple to get around in and made going out to a nice meal effortless when all dressed up. PV is one of the friendliest places we have ever vacationed in which made our stay even more fun. We would definitely recommend others to stay here and would return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Steven. I look forward to meeting you and Marissa when we are down in PV next winter. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Villa. Peter
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5

Wonderful, spacious condo in excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 3 ladies and we felt we almost had TOO much room, believe it or not. The master suite is a separate 'wing' entirely. One group could be making breakfast, enjoying coffee/conversation in the dining room and I heard nothing from the master suite. The couches are as comfortable and spacious as the condo description reads.

The unit is outfitted perfectly for a trip to Puerto Vallarta. We used the grill one evening and we had everything we needed in the unit to prepare a beautiful meal. We made breakfast each morning and, again, all the utensils and supplies were there.

The entire complex is very nice and spacious. The pool area is lovely and we had it to ourselves most days. Even if there were more people, we felt there would be adequate loungers to accommodate many, many people. As other reviewers have mentioned, the hill to the complex from the road is quite steep, as are the many stairs to the beach(we counted 147-152). However, we felt it was excellent exercise each day to walk down and even walk back a few times. If the stairs seem too daunting, I would recommend walking down the main road into town. The traffic can be a bit busy, however, it's a much more gradual walk. Within 10 minutes walking, you are literally in the heart of everything; shops, bars, restaurants.

We totally loved this unit and will definitely return, given the chance to come back to Puerto Vallarta.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynda. It was nice getting to know you. I hope that you can enjoy our Villa on your next trip to PV. Thanks again. Peter
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $156.03

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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