|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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You’ll love our brand new condo with new elegant furnishings and décor. Being right on the beach with 10th floor direct western exposure provides million dollar ocean views with sunrise and sunsets over Banderas Bay. This is our private, quiet getaway, yet 3 minutes from 100 + restaurants in Bucerias. Shopping, nightlife, and all activities are just minutes away. At Barlovento we have 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, the beach and an exercise room. Our condo has 3 new flat screen TVs with Satellite service, DVD player, free WIFI, a 25' terrace with BBQ grill, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, full size laundry in the condo, and everything set up for full time living. Quality bedding and linens are provided. The unit is tastefully decorated with local art and comfortable furnishings. The dining room has a beautiful full sized white onyx table with 6 chairs and the living room has an extensive pit group that includes recliners, a chaise lounge and a sofa bed. There is a king bed in the master and two twins in the second bedroom which can be slid together to produce another king bed. Walk the beach for 20 minutes to Bucerias beachfront restaurants. We have gated, with 24 hour security, underground parking with 2 spaces for cars. We are 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta airport on the main highway. It is private, but convenient, with Bus and Taxi service just outside the door.
BARLOVENTO is a newer 38 unit beachfront condominium property. It is a private quiet getaway but just 3 minutes north, by car or taxi, from the wonderful village of Bucerias with its authentic Mexican charm, over 100 restaurants (many right on the beach), local treasure hunt shopping, art galleries and friendly people. A few minutes further south is Nuevo Vallarta, where you have entertainment, excitement, water park, swimming with dolphins, fantastic excursions and shopping. Downtown Puerto Vallarta is just 10 minutes further south with all it’s historic old world setting and activities. 5 minutes to the north is La Cruz and then luxurious Punta Mita, and a little further are the quaint surfing villages of Sayulita & San Pancho.
This is a BEACHFRONT property on beautiful Banderas Bay with million dollar panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Banderas Bay has over 100 km of coastline and beaches surrounded by the majestic Sierra Madres mountians and “jungle”, This is the birthing place for the HUMPBACK WHALES and the year round home of thousands of Dolphins. Have you ever wondered where the whales all go when they head south for the winter – they are right in Banderas Bay – whale watching tours abound during the months of November through March. We have even seen some Orcas on the whale watching tours.
Start your morning with an invigorating 20 minute beach walk to the Bucerias' beachfront restaurants for breakfast, have a professional massage on the beach for about $25 before walking back or taking a 3 minute taxi ride home.
RECREATION – When you want a break from relaxing and soaking up the sun at Barlovento’s pools and beach, there is much to choose from. Well known Vallarta Adventures has something for everyone – check their website for unforgettable experiences. You can take a boat ride to a remote mountain spot in the bay and ride mules up into the mountains, then zip line over the jungle, repel down a 100 foot waterfall to swim in its cool waters below, then zip line and waterslide your way down the mountain to the boat. There is a also first class water park nearby. For fishing, Banderas Bay has Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna and Mahi Mahi and is home to International Tournaments. Fishing here is fantastic. I caught an 8 foot Sailfish 15 minutes from shore. Horseback riding on the beach or in the mountains or four wheeling adventures are great fun filled days.
WATER SPORTS – Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, kayaking, jet skis, sailing, parasailing are all right there for you.
GOLF courses abound in the area with courses in all ranges from Jack Nicklaus to simple public courses.
DINING You could stay 6 months at our condo eating at great restaurants every day and never go to any of them twice, but you’ll find yourself going back to your favorites where they come to know you. Enjoy fresh fish and shrimp daily right from the bay at the restaurants or cook your own fresh fish, on our grill, from the La CRUZ Seafood Market which is at the water’s edge and only 5 minutes from our condo – watch the fisherman bring in their catch and choose your dinner right there for ridiculously low prices and they will fillet it in front of you..
SHOPPING - Supermarkets - Mega, Walmart, Sam’s Club and malls are a few minutes away - even Costco is in Puerto Vallarta
RELAX - Anything you could want on your Mexican vacation is minutes away, yet you can rest, get away from it all and enjoy your privacy, peace and quiet at Barlovento. Meet the wonderful people from Canada, USA and Mexico that will be at our beachfront pool. It is not a big resort so you meet and get to know your neighbors whether they are full time residents or vacationers like yourselves. We have made many friends during our stays at Barlovento. Enjoy our quiet beach, free of beach vendors to interrupt your leisure.
CONVENIENCE – shopping, dining, clubs, nightlife, city life and limitless recreation are minutes away from your tranquil retreat.
SAFETY – Puerto Vallarta’s big welcome sign says “Friendliest City in the World” - it's safe here and the locals are very nice to you.
HEALTH – The area has good food, pure water and first class hospitals and medical services
Additional services are available – Our property manager can arrange airport transportation, grocery shopping before arrival, personal chef, and almost any other concierge service you would like. Additional maid service can be arranged during your stay for an extra charge.
We welcome your inquiries. This is for vacationers who like high quality, but affordable, peaceful, quiet, private and convenient vacations. This is the place to go if you're tired of the glitzy, crowded, fast moving type of vacations that you come back from needing another vacation to relax.
Welcome to our Mexican home. We hope you will be our guest.
Mike and Bev Cook
Owners - Mike and Bev Cook, from New Jersey, have been vacationing in the Puerto Vallarta area for over 13 years. It is our favorite place in the world to get away, and we have been to many exotic places around the globe, We finally found a property we just had to own. We purchased it new in 2013, so we are the first owners of our beautiful condo. We furnished it with ourselves in mind with comfortable and beautiful furniture, local paintings, 3 TVs, WIFI, quality linens and everything we could want for our private getaway. We decided to let others enjoy our special spot until I retire when we will spend 6 months a year there. We enjoy the peaceful serene atmosphere of the small resort at Barlovento. It's easy to get to know your neighbors whether they are there full time, seasonally or renting for a week or month. The main pool becomes the meet and greet place, with plenty of lounge chairs. We also have our favorite restaurants where they know us and welcome us back each time we are there. We have made many long time friends in the Puerto Vallarta area. The folks at Barlovento are a good mix of Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans. A friendly melting pot.
Mike Cook purchased this condo in 2013
Barlovento is a small boutique resort without the loud music, and various activities in the larger resorts - yet a couple of minutes to everything you could want. It is peaceful, relaxing and safe. With a lap pool and a main family pool with in water lounges, 2 hot tubs and the beach right there you have lots of choices to frolic or relax in the water. We have 2 spaces in the underground security gated parking garage. Bucerias is a 2 minute drive with over 100 restaurants. We often walk to Bucerias on the beach and enjoy one of their well known beachfront restaurants. La Cruz is also a 5 minute drive in the other direction, where you can find more restaurants, a modern marina if you are a boater, and the La Cruz fresh seafood market is great. You can buy all kinds of seafood just off unloaded from the small fishing boats. It can't get any fresher. Try the Parrot Fish (Perico) - its amazing on our BBQ grill on the terrace
Shopping is also very convenient with Mega, Super Walmart and Sam's Club just a few minutes away. We are conveniently located about 15 minutes north of the airport.
Nuevo Vallarta, about 10 minutes drive, is right after Bucerias where you will find high end resorts, lots more restaurants of every kind, a water park and plenty of nightlife. Continuing south another 10 minute is Puerto Vallarta where it all started. Lots and lots to do there.
Of course Bandaras Bay is where the whales and dolphins go in the winter months to give birth. There are many whale watching tours and I'm told, if you are lucky you may see some whales or dolphins from our terrace.
Views, Views, and more views of beautiful Bandaras Bay. Our terrace allows panoramic views of the sunrises, sunsets, the ocean and the mountains. Private - only 4 condos per floor. Even the terraces have privacy walls - no looking at your neighbor or vice a versa.
Mike was excellent at communicating with us through emails. We arranged through his property manager, Teresa, pick up and drop off at the airport. It was so great to see someone standing at the exit doors holding a sign with our last name on it. This was our first trip to Puerto Vallarta. On our way to Barlovento we stopped at the Mega grocery store to pick up some food supplies. Super store and everyone is so helpful.
The condo is fantastic. Everything you could ever need is there. We must say the king bed in the master suite is so comfortable. We even wrote down the make to look into purchasing one for home.
The view is to die for. We watched a lightening storm over Puerto Vallarta one evening. It was spectacular. We enjoyed the sunrise and sunset. The sunset is great to see from down on the beach.
I might add there is a lot of noise from the highway which will probably go away in 2 years as the inland highway should be finished then. My son slept in the back room and had to wear ear plugs every night.
Sadly during our 7 day stay at Barlovento the big pool by the ocean had no water in it as it was being retiled. We were very disappointed about this as we are water babies. There is the lap pool but you hear the highway noise all the time. Plus maintenance was power washing the concrete for 2 days of our vacation on the level of the lap pool. Not very relaxing. Not sure why they could not have done that after the big pool was filled so people have an option to go there when maintenance is working.
We took the taxi to Sayulita for the day. A wonderful little town just north of Bucerias. If you have the time go see the town.
My son and husband went on the Vallarta Extreme adventure. They had a blast. You cannot take your camera but at the end you can buy video and photos from the company. We paid 85.00cad for a package which we thought was not to bad. 5 video clips and a bunch of photos. Our 14 year old son had his first shot of tequila on the bus ride back to Nuevo.LOL
We celebrated my husbands birthday in Bucerias going for dinner at Mezzogiorno (Italian). Veronica the property manager made reservations for us and asked if they could make a chocolate dessert for his birthday. Fransico had a taxi waiting for us and off we went to the restaurant. We were not disappointed. They sang happy birthday and brought the dessert with writing on it and a candle. The meal was fantastic.
You have to walk down the beach to get to a sandy section.
My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Bucerias and stayed at this condo and it was incredible. The condo is exactly as pictured if not even better in person and the property was to die for. Everything you need is right there, all kitchen gadgets, bathroom towels, grill, washer and dryer, and we found this especially convenient and ended up purchasing all groceries from the Mega and cooking ourselves. The pools are beautiful and the beach is serene. Early September was the perfect time to go, we were two of the only people there for the entire week which made for a relaxing stay. We would highly recommend this condo and stay here again in the future. Thank you Mike!
Just returned from 2 weeks (June 1-15) at this property, and are looking forward to returning. The residence is immaculate, as is the entire property, and has all the essentials. Francisco (security/concierge) could not be more personable and helpful. The location is excellent, whether you want to stroll the seemingly endless beach, take a short taxi ride to the Mega for your groceries, or head out to one of the many outstanding local restaurants. We were very satisfied with the overall experience, so if you are looking for peace and relaxation, definitely consider this condo. The photos and description of the property are completely accurate.
We stayed a week in December, 2015 in this condo. It was very clean, well kept, modern furnishings and most everything you could use in the kitchen. The views were spectacular from the balcony and it is right on the ocean. The condo building was working on the roof and lap pool area right below our balcony, so there's was some noise during the day, and really couldn't use the lap pool very much with worker's there, but that happens sometimes. Overall we were very pleased with our stay and the owner's were very easy to work with. Hopefully we will get to go back there again. The beach was very nice to walk, and about 10 minutes down there were quite a few beach restaurants to choose from.
R & J from WI
We stayed at Mike's condo for 10 days,the condo itself is great exactly as it looks in the pictures the views from the balcony are unforgettable,we would watch the sunrise over the sierra madre mountain range and the sunset every day.Having the BBQ was very handy as we BBQ most of our dinners.La cruz is only a 5 minute drive away where you can buy very fresh fish and lobsters for a very reasonable price (I dealt with HERARDO who speaks reasonably good English) just to give you an example we bought 3 large snappers and 600 grams of scampi (large shrimp) for $ 20.00 US,also every day infront of the condo there is a local fisherman in a small dingy that goes out and puts his fishing net at sunset and collects it the next morning.We decided to check it out and ended up buying his catch which was baby lobsters 10 of them for $ 4.00 US. The pools are great,never had a problem with loungers or umbrellas,the pools,building and gardens are kept very clean.We had rented a car and visited most of the towns and villages in the area.The best beach for swimming we found was in Guayabitas a 45 minute drive from the condo,verey quaint village with plenty of fresh fish plenty of restaurants and an amazing beach.We also took one of the catamaran cruises offered by Vallarta adventures,specificly the marietas island cruise $89 US p.p. It was advertised as a great place to snorkel,unfortunatly as far as snorkling is concerned there isn't much,the water was not very clear and not the coral or marine life we expected,the cruise however getting there and back was very enjoyable.The beach infront of the condo was not for us as we are used to the carribean sea.It had a lot of rocks and bolders in the water and it did not look very clean however this is my opinion.The only drawback for the unit we stayed in was my sisters room which was facing the highway and at times can get noisy.Overall it was a good vacation,thank you Mike.
Vallarta Adventures has great half day and all day adventures and tours.
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4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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