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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:
March 22, 2018

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 Emiliano Zapata

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
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

friendly staff

  • 3 of 5

wonderful views

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Location in PV

  • 5 of 5

Just got home from a 9 night stay here. Best location in the middle of the romantic zone. I have stayed in several places in the area and this was the best.

Front desk staff was very friendly.

Unit has a great view, is very well equipped and bed was comfortable.

Only negatives were the room safe did not function or have instructions, the living room fan only had one slow speed, the remote for the air conditioner in the living room did not always work and if you are a tv watcher, remember that the cable in mexico is not as reliable as we are use to in the us (channel not available message very often). As a positive note, having netflix was really cool!

Would definitely come back..the strengths far outweigh any negatives.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Our location is definitely what makes us special! The front desk can always assist with anything guests need including using the safe, chances are the batteries just died on it which was why it appeared to not be working. I am having them look into it and send me instructions so I can forward them to anyone who needs it, and also replace the batteries for the AC unit remote so that you can always use that instead of manually on the unit itself. We were very excited to get a smart TV in the unit so we could use Netflix and people could log in and out of their own accounts so their favorite shows were all at their fingertips, since you are right, most channels are in Spanish or not available except for the news, some sports channels, and a few others. Hope to have you back again!
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Beautiful views and a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

502 plazamar was perfectly located with a great view of the beach. Every morning waking up to that beach view was well worth it. The unit was clean and contained all the amenities that was needed to either stay in or go out. I would highly recommend this unit to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: February 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: April 2017
  • 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.




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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