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Seaview Spanish-Style Condo Just 4 Blocks from the Malecon

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Remodeled Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This beautiful two bedroom Condo has lovely ocean views from the living room and master bedroom - you can even hear the waves at night! Spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed from the condo or the roof terrace. The condo features large-scale artwork by renowned Mexican artists. Both bathrooms have been newly remodeled in contemporary styling with leather granite counter-tops, rain-forest shower, optional mood lighting and seating areas in both showers.

The Condo complex is three stories high (our unit is on the second floor) and only has six Condos in it. There is an on-site caretaker who also acts as security. There is inclusive maid-service on Saturday's.

The heated pool has been fully refurbished and the terrace itself has just been completely re-tiled and has new patio furniture and chaises. There is also a "palapa" for shade from the sun and evening gatherings.

With private balconies off each bedroom through french doors, the Condo has a wonderful sense of fresh air. We usually leave the windows open day and night.

The floors are tiled in typical Spanish style but the living room furniture is new and very comfortable.

Cobbled streets outside the complex lead down to the Malecon (five minutes) and Downtown with all its wonderful galleries, restaurants and nightlife.

Keywords: Condominium, Sea View, Refurbished, Central, Spanish

More Details

Owner
Philip Evans
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Philip Evans

I am originally from England, but now live in Los Angeles. I am Director of Starline Tours of Hollywood - so tourism is my job. I love to travel and see the world.

Philip Evans purchased this condo in 2005

Why Philip Evans chose Downtown (Viejo Vallarta)

We bought the property in the Old Downtown because we wanted the authentic feel of Puerto Vallarta with the cobbled streets and red tiled roofs. The old Downtown has most of the great art galleries, many of the great restaurants - "Cafe Des Artistes" is just a 5 minute walk from the condo. The Malecon (the seafront promenade) is here - just 8 minutes walk from the condo, where you can stroll along in the evening and watch the world go by. The buildings in the area all have an authentic Mexican feel, rather than the modern sterile blocks that are being built in Nuevo Vallarta and some other parts of the city - which just feel like Hiltons anywhere in the world. In this part of town, we feel like we are in another culture - it feels very mediterranean - Portugal, Spain or Italy. We love the fact that here the rainforest meets the sea. The sunsets are spectacular. Overall, there is always lots to do in this part of town - it is a truly cosmopolitan city with something for everyone.

What makes this condo unique

The condo building only has 6 condos, so it feels more like a large Spanish house divided up, rather than a condo building. Often we are the only people by the pool. We love having an onsite caretaker who looks after any problems we might have while staying in Puerto Vallarta. The condo itself is about 5 blocks back from the Malecon, up the hill so we get views out over the bay from our Living Room and Bedroom. There is also a breeze that is constantly coming through the condo - so keeping things cool - something that does not happen lower down by the water.

The condo has Spanish tile floors and textured walls - so you really feel you are in Mexico.

Since we are back from the Malecon, the area is quieter, and since we are on a dead-end street, there are no cars just passing by. We recently did a major remodel which included totally gutting and updating both of the bathrooms, buying new furniture and beds, purchasing new kitchen appliances and washer & drier. Since we bought this place primarily for ourselves, we like to keep the place looking as good as possible so we can just relax and have fun when we are there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have to tell you that the place I stayed in was amazing! Sometimes you're a little weary of choosing a place over the net, but the accommodations were great! The pictures didn't do the place justice! I'd come back in a heartbeat!
Feb 2006
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Amenities

Cerro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rainforest shower, seat in shower, newly remodelled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Rainforest shower, seat in shower. Newly remodelled.
  • Both bathrooms have been gutted and fully remodelled in 2016.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have closet and chest of drawers in contemporary style
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Rooftop terrace with views of the whole bay. Electronic safe for valuables

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Seaview Spanish-Style Condo Just 4 Blocks from the Malecon
average rating of 4.814815 based on 28 reviews
Windsor, CA
5

My Favorite Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Here I am again at my favorite vacation spot. So lovely and relaxing at the pool....except when my boys decide we need to go for brunch, then shopping, to the beach, and did I mention shopping, dinner, cocktails, a performance, and an evening walk along the Malecon. The Malecon is within walking distance from the Condo where I love to sit with a cup of coffee at a restaurant and watch all the activity of people and sand artists creating statues on the beach; oh, speaking of artists, I have to strongly disagree with a previous review. I realize that "art is in the eye of the beholder" but, seriously, the artwork is shown in three (3) different photos on the "Property Listing."

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wall Artwork needs to be changed for Guests

  • 2 of 5

We arrived at the condo by taxi and Francisco met us and showed us around. He Led us into the condo and we were caught off guard and by surprise as to the Artwork on the Walls. I would go as far as to say that we found it very offensive and we were very glad we had not brought our grand-children with us as the Artwork is Not Child Appropriate. My sister and brother-in-law joined us for the last week and they had the Exact Same Reaction to the Artwork before we said anything about it. We own vacation rentals in Hawaii and when renting out a condo the Furnishings and Artwork need to be chosen with the Guests in Mind. If the condo wasn't being rented out then it would not matter and it would be to the owners preference and Taste. Other than that the condo was comfortable for our needs. They do have an "Ant" Issue but that is common in warm climates.

The roads up to it are very steep and cobblestoned streets. We walked down every day but took a Taxi Back up. We stayed 3 weeks at this condo.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are saddened and somewhat surprised by this review. The artwork is featured prominently in the photos for our condo. These pieces of original artwork are by renowned Puerto Vallarta photo-realist painter Patrick Donoun. Up until now we have only received positive comments about the art since they are such amazing pieces. I am saddened to feel that our renters felt uncomfortable, but feel that we hid nothing. This is not a business for us. This is our second home which we rent out for some of the year. We do try to make this clear in the way we present our condo and in our follow up communications. As for the ants, this is always just seasonal occurrence, as it is across all of Puerto Vallarta, and not an ongoing issue.
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Windsor, CA
5

Looking forward to my next trip

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I have made three previous trips to this wonderful condo and plan on several more. So pleasantly surprised with both bathroom renovations. The granite and unique sink and amazing rain shower. And new furniture. Of course, going up to the roof in the evening, watching the spectacular sunset and fireworks from the pirate ship and enjoying a cocktail was lovely; after a hectic day of shopping and restaurants because it is all so

convenient . So happy to be able to vacation in this great condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5

We want to go back

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo so much that our plans are to go back. Everything was perfect! No negative comments at all on this property. From the very first minute to our departure (all the month of February 2015) we enjoyed the well equipped kitchen, all the commodities included, the sun deck, the pool, the sun roof, the caretaker, the cleaning lady, the neighbours, the proximity of restaurants, groceries, etc.. Prior to our arrival, the owners sent us pages of information and contacts which were very usefull. While in Puerto, we visited friends and we can tell that their place wasn't like ours at all, it was better a lot better at Ibiza- unit 4.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC
5

Sad to leave...

  • 5 of 5

I travelled to Puerto Vallarta for two weeks, on my own, to study Spanish at the nearby Solexico school. This apartment was perfect for me. Though I only needed one bedroom, the extra expense was absolutely worth the feeling of autonomy and security. As mentioned in earlier reviews, the complex is small - shared with 4 other units and the neighbours were friendly and inclusive. I went to learn Spanish and I left with new friends - they were often gathered around the pool and I was invited to dinner a couple of times by this lovely group of people. If you are looking for solitude around the pool, this may not be your best choice - but if you like the company of friendly, warm and inviting folks, you'll be very happy you came.

The caretaker and cleaning woman kept the place in perfect condition. The pictures show the unit like it is. The stairs up are pretty steep, but I enjoyed the walk to and from the school, Basillio Badillo and the Malecon. Those with bad knees might not.

All my communications with Philip were seamless - not a problem to be had anywhere along the way. I can't recommend this apartment enough.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Xmas in PV

  • 4 of 5

We spent two weeks leading up to Christmas and had a great time! The condo is located in an authentic PV neighborhood - something we very much enjoyed over staying at one of the big resorts. We were able to walk down the hill to the Malecon, and spent many days enjoying the beach scene. Restaurants are also very convenient from this location. The condo is well equipped, and has everything one would need. The onsite caretaker was always available to help, and the housekeeper cleaned the place spotlessly twice a week for a ten dollar tip. The condo is in a building with six other units, and the neighbors were all very friendly. This is indeed a little "oasis" in the middle of the old town, complete with a well kept pool, cleaned daily by Angel who is just a friendly and accommodating guy - we never felt unsafe at this location. Not the most luxurious condo you might ever stay in, but it's charm was part of the fun. The only "warning" I would give anyone contemplating this rental is the climb up the stairs or streets up and down from the condo is pretty strenuous - but there are always cab's available for 40 pesos from pretty much anywhere in town. If you want to stay in the heart of old town, and experience PV as it should be enjoyed, I'd highly recommend you consider this one. And last - the owner's were extremely helpful in preparing us for our stay, complete with tips and recommendations. We had a blast!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

50% non-refundable deposit on booking.
Final 50% non-refundable final payment 1 month before rental start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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