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Bedrooms 4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property


Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the USA, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest. Look for above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of New England; icy conditions in parts of the South; and frigid weather in the Midwest. The snowiest periods in the Pacific Northwest will be in mid-December, early to mid-January and mid- to late February, the almanac predicts.

Cold Set to Smash Records! Wind Chills 50 Below Zero! Frostbite in Minutes! Ski Resorts Close Because It's Too Cold!

These were actual descriptions of the bitter cold in the US and in Canada in 2014.

The deep freeze will be back with a vengeance in 2015. Warm up at the Sand and Surf of beautiful Beach Resort at Punta Esmeralda. BOOK NOW!

Four bedroom plus four bathroom furnished condo with the luxury, service and amenities of a five-star resort. The charm and character of a private residence. The space and intimacy of your own vacation home, without the confinements of a hotel room. All this and more at a fraction of what you would expect to pay.

Sweeping views of the bay and lush tropical gardens and pools. Punta Esmeralda is a beautiful complex consisting of a mix of luxury condominiums, townhouses and villas on 20 plus acres of oceanfront property located between the quaint seaside towns of La Cruz and Bucerias. The complex boasts eight large pools, one of which in the winter months are always heated on a rotating basis; for added comfort, tennis courts, fitness center, beach club and restaurant along with on site administration offices and 24 hour security. The gardens at Punta Esmeralda are lush, well-kept and provide the perfect complement to the beachfront setting. The architectural design allows for the unit to have a sweeping ocean view over the Bay of Banderas with the lights of Puerto Vallarta in the distance.

Punta Esermeralda´s location makes it the perfect choice for vacationing and living in the Puerto Vallarta area. Only 15 minutes from the airport and less than 30 minutes to downtown Vallarta, Punta Esmeralda offers a quieter laid back lifestyle while being close to the amenities of Puerto Vallarta. Being located between Bucerias and La Cruz also offers unique benefits. Bucerias is a lively beachfront town that has numerous restaurant options ranging from 5 star dining on the beach to funky street-side vendors offering homemade Mexican specialties. There are shops, bars, local markets and art galleries to enjoy while exploring this safe, friendly town. The town of La Cruz is a smaller, quieter town with some great restaurants and a fresh fish market where you can buy fresh seafood everyday to cook on your terrace while enjoying the evening sunset views over the ocean.

With eight pools, tennis courts, nearby golf courses, and massages—you're bound to find something to entertain you at this magnificent Puerto Vallarta area property. On the pristine tip of Cruz de Huanacaxtle, overlooking the white sands of its private Beach, sits the luxurious Punta Esmeralda resort. As the sun rises over Punta Esmeralda, stroll down to the beach for a peaceful walk through the gentle surf and soft sands. Lay down under the sun for a relaxing day of tanning, or dive beneath the waves to splash in the warm tropical waters.

After a relaxing on site massage, with body and mind at peace, wrap yourself in the plush accommodations of your balcony and drift off to sleep dreaming of the next amazing day at Punta Esmeralda.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with a private jacuzzi, the second bedroom with queen size bed and the third bedroom has two full beds. Each bedroom has its own A/C and fan. Three bedrooms feature sliding glass doors with their own balconies and open views of the ocean. The Media/4TH BEDROOM has sliding wood doors for privacy, 2 futons and private full bathroom. The unit can accommodate a total of 8-10 people. The balconies have great views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. The floors have been decorated with exquisite marble throughout, with granite kitchen and bathroom counter tops. The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, microwave & cookware, a purified water system, washer/dryer.

This condo has an infinity pool below and you can swim at 8 other shimmering pools, they're all yours too! And the beach is only steps away.

Spend the day on the beach, enjoy lots of water related amenities like kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing or sailing. There is an amazing water slide close by where you can swim with the dolphins or sea lions; world class golf courses are minutes away. At the end of the day sip a margarita and watch the evening lights of Puerto Vallarta and the cruise ships in the bay from the patio balcony.

You can shop at your favorite stores: Wall Mart, Sam's Club, and Costco and dine at Outback's and at gourmet Mexican restaurants with world class cuisine. Five minutes away is Yo Yo Mo's in Bucerias which has your favorite NFL Team on its many TVs and it has the best pizza you have ever eaten this side of Italy.

North of the resort is Punta de Mita where you can spend the day and dine at the Four Seasons Restaurant or at Sayulita, a surfer's paradise. The area and Puerto Vallarta enjoy a very low crime rate. Public transportation is safe to use. A rental car is recommended but there's alternative transportation: taxis, and the safe local bus into town is very reasonable ($1.00 USD) and local musicians may serenade your trip

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: spanish
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

It was better then good

  • 4 of 5

We were there for an extended vacation over Christmas, for a period of time as many as 8 people were there as our grandchildren visited when school allowed, there was plenty of room for all. I can only repeat what everyone else has already said it was great ! The kindness and overall warmth of the staff and for that matter all the local people we dealt with was awesome(as we speak no Spanish) no problem ever. Everything anyone would need or want for a vacation is readily available right there or a short cab ride away. Like everyone else we read all the newspaper accounts of how dangerous it was in Mexico however in no way did we ever feel even the least bit apprehensive or uncomfortable. We ate in downtown Busceria and walk the streets many evenings.the food was great to fabulous we never got a bad meal or poor service. It was a lovely holiday and we will be back.

Thanks for sharing Paul.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, spacious accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property 30JAN2016-10FEB2016 and cannot come up with one thing to complain about. We had four adults and four teenagers and plenty of space for everyone. The unit is clean, in good repair, well appointed, and has a beautiful view of the bay - the sunrises are bar none. The complex was more than we could have hoped for. We used the fitness center, tennis courts, and one of the many pools daily. It is secure day or night. Gaby, the property manager was very helpful both before our arrival and during our stay, even picking up some basic grocery items to have in the kitchen before we got there.

We have vacationed numerous times in PVR and Sayulita, but Bucerias is definitely one of our favorite towns. We will DEFINITELY return in the very near future. Thank you Paul for sharing your wonderful paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carla: Thank you for your kind remarks. We strive to make every guest "Special" by offering them all of the amenities you mentioned and more. Sun rises as you said, are spectacular - sunsets, although not directly seen, aren't too shabby, on full moon nights. That is, from the balcony while drinking and conversing or just being romantic. Paul P Magallanes 310 497 1202
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Great Stay at Punta Esmeralda

  • 4 of 5

First trip to Punta Esmeralda- excellent . The development itself was great, very well maintained, grounds kept perfect, very clean and the staff members very pleasant , 8 different pools you can use, two heated, great for the young kids in our party. The beach was a short walk , no problems even for our youngest (3yrs) old. To gain access to the beach there are 2 trams to use, also several different elevators, or many different stairway's in the resort for those who choose to use them. We visited the little beach front restaurant in the resort that serves great food and drinks, its right at one of the heated pools, so you can watch the kids and have a cool refreshment. Paul's unit is great exactly as advertised. it is large and roomy,if you open a few windows you can create a great breeze all day long, keeps the place very comfortable. The place is nicely furnished with 3 large bedrooms each with large baths and the TV room for additional sleeping with another full bath. Plenty of towels for our group of 7 as well as beach towels for the pool or beach. The front of the unit faces east so you can enjoy great sunrises while enjoying your morning coffee. The building is quite and secure no problems at all, we left windows and patio doors open some nights rather than using a the air conditioning. There is a large "Mega" store only a few minutes away to shop for food, spirits, pharmacy, hardware/toys its all there,or a trip into PV to Costco or Wal-Mart is not difficult. The area is great ,with two small communities nearby, each has restaurants and bars of all types to choose from. If you want fresh fish, go to the market in La Cruz right at the marina and there are several vendors to buy from, we went twice and "wow" cant find anything fresher than here, they cut the fillets off the fish as we watched. Cant beat the price either.

We found Paul the owner and his property manager to be very easy to deal with and the few requests that we had were looked after promptly. I would recommend this rental property to anyone and I am sure you will find your stay very comfortable in this great condo. Thanks again Paul >>

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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La Puntilla Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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