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Plazamar Oceanfront Condos Unit 502 - Artisan Retreat in Old Town Vallarta

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Condo overlooking the Bay

Plazamar is a privately owned and operated 33 unit condo complex located in the heart of the Romantic Zone in Old Town Puerto Vallarta. It is located just a couple of steps from the beach, a minutes walk to dozens of fantastic restaurants and galleries, and located right on a gorgeous park plaza. The building is gated and private for your safety and to take you away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. There is a receptionist on site 24 hours a day as well as a full-time building administrator and maintenance staff to take care of any needs you may have during your stay. The building has been recently renovated and includes a relaxing lobby area and atrium garden, a rooftop pool, grilling area, as well as a game room, and laundry. The views from above are sure to take your breath away!

This unit is located on the 5th floor (yes there is an elevator) and is a one bedroom one bathroom unit perfect for a couple looking to be in the best location in town. The unit comes fully equipped with everything you could need for your stay including items to prepare meals at home, as well as towels and linens, bottled purified water, two TVs, a stereo and maid service is three times a week. You'll spend hours on the patio enjoying the view of crashing waves and palm trees, hopefully with a margarita in hand!

More Details

Property Manager
Jordan MacPherson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Jordan MacPherson

Mike and Deb reside in Sammamish, Washington about a half hour from Seattle. After visiting Puerto Vallarta years ago with friends, they realized this was their happy place and eventually bought this condo. Jordan MacPherson, a close family friend, handles their rentals through her own company she started, Vacation Vallarta.

Jordan MacPherson purchased this condo in 1995

Why Jordan MacPherson chose Romantic Zone

Once you visit, you will understand why there is no place else worth staying! The area that surrounds this condo is a true treasure of Mexico, nestled below the jungle hillsides with its cobblestone streets, picturesque beaches, and phenomenal views. As the city has grown, it has maintained its friendly personality and rustic feel, and you will always feel safe.

What makes this condo unique

Being on the 5th floor of Plazamar gives you incredible views over the palm trees towards the ocean as well as the additional privacy being away from the street. Deb and Mike have put a lot of effort into their unit and have paid attention to the smallest of details, making it truly one of a kind.


Emiliano Zapata Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Beautifully redone bathroom with tiled shower and single vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Bedroom has a king size bed, two nightstands, a dresser and mirror, custom made bench, tv, and plenty of closet space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
There is also a safe available for your use to lock up passports, money etc.


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Plazamar Oceanfront Condos Unit 502 - Artisan Retreat in Old Town Vallarta
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Loved my time at the Plaza Mar

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location and staff. Perfectly located and a delight to enjoy beach front Puerto Vallarta

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place really has everything you could need. There probably isn't anything I can say that hasn't already but said previously but just know you won't be disappointed. The location is the best in all of Puerto Vallarta. You are less than a minute from the water, your view is gorgeous looking at Banderas Bay, the beach and palm trees. Jordan has a great list of recommended restaurants and almost all of them are less than a 10 minute walk. There is a pool on the roof of the building that we ended up having to ourselves a lot of the time, and when we needed to do some laundry, talk about the best place in the world to do it! The unit has a nice kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, free bottled water, a fridge etc, plus plenty of dishes/flatware. To be honest we didn't eat in a ton, because I don't like to cook on vacation but it was so nice to have instead of just being stuck with a mini fridge in a hotel. There was a nice breeze that went through the unit when we opened up the doors. The bed was comfortable and there was a lot of dresser and closet space for our things. Everything is kept in great shape, and the maids come in and clean three times a week which is nice. The front desk is very helpful when we needed directions to something. All in all, a great vacation!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This condo was just about perfect.

  • 5 of 5

When I first booked this stay, Jordan was very responsive. I received detailed instructions on area attractions and on the best way to get to the condo as this was my first stay in Puerto Vallarta.

When I arrived, I was greeted by Jimmy at the front desk. He was a great help throughout my stay. He and Adriana at the front desk were awesome to work with all week. They helped with all of the questions we had for them and made great suggestions for area shopping.

When I first walked into unit 502 (home for the next week) I was greeted by the beautiful view of the ocean, over the balcony with a small table and two chairs that you can see in the photos. I had the sliding wall of windows open for almost the entire week, enjoying the sound of the Malacon below and the sound of the waves.

I had a great time in Puerto Vallarta and would definitely stay here if/when I return.

Thank You Jordan for a great weeks vacation.


  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Plazamar #502 was just what we were looking for. The location couldn't be better, right on the malecon with a great balcony view of the palms and the ocean. It was a short walk to the pier to take a water taxi or a tour or dive boat, or to beach chairs where we relaxed with a drink in the shade of umbrellas or went into the beckoning ocean for a swim. It is in the center of everything. We strolled to restaurants all within a few blocks, and were never disappointed in the food. We visited a lot of the restaurants recommended in the material sent to us by Jordan. I would like to add "The Blue Shrimp" to the list. It was delicious! The condo has everything you could wish for: comfortable bed, nice furniture, balcony seating, a fully equipped kitchen (including coffee maker and blender), stove, refrigerator, and microwave, very nice bathroom, working AC in the bedroom to keep nights comfortable, and a very lovely breeze when you open the balcony doors and the front door. It was so comfortable, it was hard to adjust to the harshness of air conditioning on returning home. The condo is decorated very artistically, and we enjoyed the paintings and the art glass that were included there. The front desk was very helpful, especially Rueben, who functioned as a concierge for our stay. We feel like we really made a friend. And it is hard to say enough about the rooftop sanctuary. Due to June being the off season, we were there with very few other people, so most of the time we had the roof to ourselves. The pool was lovely and clean, and the water felt heavenly. The lounge chairs could be left in the sun or pulled into the shade to read and relax. We enjoyed more than one siesta there. The grill and outdoor kitchen looked very clean and inviting, but we never did any cooking up there. Restaurants were so inexpensive that it made us lazy:-) We were warned that we would be there in the rainy season, but the storms kept to the night time, and the days were lovely. Even the storms added to the charm, with dramatic thunder and lightening over the bay, and thunderous rain that cleared away to bright and beautiful mornings. We really can't praise this place enough, and would thoroughly enjoy a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, easy details

  • 5 of 5

The building was quiet, clean, and updated. Staff were extremely polite and helpful. Good location for beaches, walking the waterfront, and restaurants. All furniture in the apartment was, unfortunately, typical of most places I have been in Mexico: although the living room furniture was fully padded and upholstered (not typical), and at first glance appeared promising, its scale and design made it impossible to sit or lie on comfortably (seats too shallow, with a tendency to slope forward). The bed and bedroom pillows were on the very firm side. There is plenty of storage in the bedroom. The newer refrigerator was either too large for its space or not placed correctly and made it impossible to open the oven. Bathroom was clean, modern, and nicely functional. The view straight out to the beach and just over the tops of the coconut palms was delightful, as was the balmy ocean breeze. We never needed to use the air conditioner, either for temperature or noise reasons. We used the laundry facilities once, quite easily.

The owner/manager provided prompt and excellent service prior to our arrival, with clear instructions for access, which all went without a hitch. There were no billing problems.

We are vegetarian, so our restaurant experience was rather limited, but there are several really good Italian restaurants which are very close. A big plus: good espresso spots are plentiful!

Of note: unlike the cab trip upon our arrival, which seemed to prefer payment in pesos, the "approved" yellow cab we took on departure preferred USD and exacted a ridiculous exchange fee.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Condo and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a delightful stay at this condo in Plazamar. We could not have had a better trip. The front desk people were incredibly friendly, and Jordan the property manager made sure we had everything we needed before we arrived. She even sent us a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants and activities in the area! Highly recommend going to Café de Ollas.

The condo is beautifully decorated with attention to the smallest of details. Loved having an equipped kitchen so we could make coffee in the mornings and stay in and cook some nights. Also appreciated the free bottled water to drink. It was nice to have Wi-Fi in the room, we noticed they also had computers available for use by the front desk. There was a lovely cross breeze when we opened up the balcony doors, when we closed them at night we much appreciated the amazing air conditioning. Condo was very clean when we arrived and then was cleaned twice during our stay.

The location is hard to beat being right on the beach and in the heart of the Old Town area. We never even needed to take a taxi except to and from the airport as everything was in walking distance. We loved the pool on the roof where many times we were the only people there! They have a brand new BBQ up there as well which we enjoyed very much! The building itself was just remodeled and has all new tile running throughout the building which was a nice surprise, the staff said it was completed at the end of October.

Great find here in PV. Can't imagine going back to staying in a hotel, this place offers so much more!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
PVR Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Daiquiri Dicks (5 minute walk)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Burro Bar (1 minute walk)
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Los Muertos (1 minute walk)
Car: not necessary

Located in the romantic Old Town section of Puerto Vallarta, this condominium building is one of the most beautiful buildings on the beach. It has old-world charm blended with all the conveniences you need to enjoy your vacation. It is a privately-owned secure building at the south end of the Malecon, right next to Lazaro Cardenas Park. Some of the most authentic restaurants in PV and the finest art galleries are just a couple minutes walk. And it is just a few minutes further along the beach to the pier, where many daily water excursions depart. Plazamar is not a timeshare or hotel, so there is no walk-in traffic or large travel groups checking in at midnight. It is a peaceful retreat away from home with many year-round residents. This is not a place for spring breakers who would be happier downtown near the clubs or at one of the resorts in the Hotel Zone. Come stay with us and enjoy Puerto Vallarta.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

All deposits are non refundable. We recommend purchasing travel insurance that covers accomodation if you think there may be some reason you will be unable to travel.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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