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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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:
September 4, 2017


La Puntilla Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • 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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average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Our vacation at Punta Esmerelda can be described as a very enjoyable experience.

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacationed at Punta Esmerelda for approximately one month. On-line images of Paul's condo did not truly capture the impressive layout and aesthetic appeal of the unit. The condo was well equipped; one minor deficiency was identify which was immediately addressed by Paul. The employees at Punta Esmerelda maintained the gated community in an immaculate condition. Marsala, the onsite restaurant, located on the waterfront prepared exceptional meals at a very reasonable rate. We attended the numerous infinity pools which were for the most part surprisingly quiet. Although the near-by towns, specifically La Cruz and Burcerias, are both approximately 1 mile away, access to both via transit is easy, very cheap, and efficient. I would recommend this as a vacation destination.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Punta Esmeralda condo

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 adults and thoroughly enjoyed this 4 bedroom condo! The place is spacious and has a large kitchen so you can have a few adults in it without getting into each other's way. The condo has 3 large bedrooms with a tv room that has 2 futons in it.

Very nice condo with beautiful leather couch set in living area.

The complex has a restaurant on site that has awesome must try the omelettes! Also on site is a Spa...we all had massages and the ladies had other services, all very professional.

The owner of the condo, Paul, was very responsive to all queries.....we would stay at his condo again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Condo

  • 4 of 5

This condo was very comfortable and well equipped and clean. Kitchen was well supplied with dishes, pots, utensils, etc. Beds were comfortable. View from the balcony is amazing - sunrises every morning were spectacular. So many pools to choose from. Very quiet area.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice breezy Condo with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

We rented Paul's condo at Punta Esmerelda for 6 weeks. What a pleasure it was to deal with Paul. He responded to any requests in a very timely manner and was always very helpful and friendly. His property manager Gaby was also very helpful and a pleasure to work with.

The condo is on second level which gives you great panoramic views of the bays, waking up to incredible sun rises from your bed. The beds are fairly comfortable with soft quality bedding. All the windows have screens on them so you can leave the windows open for the great breezes that comes off the ocean. We didn't need the AC at all during our stay.

The furniture is comfortable and in good condition with great art work through out condo. The kitchen is well stocked with pantry items left over from previous guests which is nice. A good array of pots pans and dishes. I have no reservations about recommending this condo to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing time on our vacation. The rental was gorgeous, clean and we really enjoyed the view and the space. The facilities were incredible, beautiful pools, welcoming and friendly staff, delicious beach side restaurant. The only issues were on our first day we had some difficulty finding our place and one of the sinks was not working. There was also a loud clicking noise outside of the front door area that we could hear in the first two bedrooms. All of this was fixed the following day. We were very appreciative for the quick response. Would LOVE to come back. We would definitely recommend this property. The nearby town of Bucerias was great. Excellent restaurants (would highly recommend making a reservation at Mark's), fun shops and very friendly people. We also like the little village of La Cruz. Frescotti was honestly the some of the best Italian food I've ever had. Oscar at Bucerias Surf was the best! He rents paddleboards and brings them right the beach at Punta Esmerelda. He also took our group of 8 surfing at La Lanch--a beautiful beach about 20 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa: Thank you for your kind comments regarding my 4 BR condo. I'm delighted that he repairs were made quickly so that you did not have more inconvenience. I did not know that some of these things were not functioning, but as with all residences, things happen. We always try to fix things as soon as we are aware, as in your case. Glad everything worked and and that you had a fabulous time. Please come again and visit. Paul
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Exit Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund