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Porto Fino, Deluxe Oceanfront Condo with Computer & Internet

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

A fabulous 'new' beachfront condominium at Porto Fino resort located in the upscale Marina area. The resort is right next to a championship golf course and within a few minutes of walking distance to the marina and a large selection of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and boutiques. It is only a five minute taxi ride from the airport, and a 15 to 20 minute taxi ride (US$6 to $8) to downtown Puerto Vallarta or 30 minutes by bus (4 pesos, about 40 cents).

Porto Fino is a five star beach resort with panoramic views of the Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountain range. It is a seaside paradise of incredible beauty with Italian classic architectural style. Porto Fino encompasses 11 acres of beachfront property within the Marina Vallarta. Its extraordinary design and the beauty of Banderas Bay make a perfect combination: the charm of Mexican tradition and the comfort of luxury living.

This condo is well equipped and has top quality furnishings. Even though most people would enjoy various activities or relaxing along the pool side, the condo has a desk with a computer/monitor and wireless high speed internet for those who would like to stay connected or to surf the net while relaxing. It has a fully equipped kitchen with gas range, fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.

Porto Fino offers many amenities:

Fitness Center: The most up to date exercise equipment.

Tennis Courts: One open-air tennis court (racquets and used balls provided for casual players) and one paddle tennis court.

Business Center: There is an air-conditioned business center with fully loaded computers with Internet access, printing, and faxing services.

Golf: Porto Fino is located exactly in front of the Marina Golf Club (you can see people playing from the bedroom window!).

Infinity Pool: Porto Fino comes complete with an infinity pool surrounded by ocean, sand, and perfectly manicured grass. The beautiful swimming area offers extraordinary views of the bay. There is also a full bar with food service.

Marina: There is a 400 slip marina just steps from Porto Fino. It is a fully-equipped world-class marina with many shops and restaurants to enjoy.

Children: Porto Fino is a wonderful place for children. There is a big pool area exclusively for children and a play area as well. The open atmosphere of the grounds lets kids have a large area to play, yet parents can rest assured that the safety and security of the area is top-class.

Sorry, no smoking and no pet.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
H. Cheng
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

About H. Cheng

A specialist working on medical reasearch

H. Cheng purchased this condo in 2005

Why H. Cheng chose Puerto Vallarta

It is a tropical paradise for all seasons

What makes this condo unique

So many things to enjoy including confortable weather, beach, pool, food, and nice people around.

Amenities

Marina Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A large size shower room with glass sliding doors
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Full size Sleep Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Computer Desk w/ a Printer (Ink availabilit can't be guaranted though), Tennis Racqets, Drinking water dispensor

Reviews

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Porto Fino, Deluxe Oceanfront Condo with Computer & Internet
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Edmonton, AB
5

Perfect Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Porto Fino (the condo complex) is located in an ideal location (ocean and beach front plus in a safe / clean neighborhood). The building and the privately owned condos are also well maintained. The view from the condo’s balcony is picture perfect. We spent hours enjoying our morning coffees there. Beach walks were also very relaxing. Getting around is extremely easy (cab stands nearby and it's a 15 minute ride to downtown).

The owner is great to deal with. The condo is tastefully decorated and equipped. We stayed a week over Christmas in this condo and were so impressed that we are planning for another week's stay next December.

A big thank you to the owner for sharing the condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, CO
5

Your vacation home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I would like to share our experiences with other followers of VRBO.

The process of contacting and negotiating a contract with the owner went well and smoothly. She communicated quickly and accurately on everything.

We were met by a member of her management staff and the check in process was fast and smooth. Read the meter – went through condo items – checked out Wi-Fi to make sure we were on.

The owner did several upgrades since our prior stay last year and everything in the unit was in good shape and the owner even provided a laptop along with the Wi-Fi and cable TV. The owner also has a great DVD player and we purchased several DVDs at the local flea market for about $2 a piece. For other entertainment there were many books [we added some to their library as we finish our books], many CDs, 2 TVs with cable and some tennis rackets and balls [we did not play] and some water/pool toys, therefore she thought of most everything to make your vacation great. If we had any problems, they were immediately addressed by the local management team.

At night the seas breeze made it comfortable enough to sleep with just the fan. The unit was well equipped with cooking utensils and comfortable furniture. You immediately felt at home. This unit even came with a small safe which made me feel better even though I felt safe being in this gated community.

We had stayed in this complex before, so we knew about the nice beach, pool, hot tub and gym.

We met many people at the pool that were either owners or fellow renters. It is always great to see many old friends and make new ones. The majority of the people were great and many were there from prior years.

Over all we had a GREAT stay and I strongly recommend this unit and the down home feeling it presented to make your vacation GREAT!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 0
Winnipeg, Canada
5

AWSOME CONDO...AWSOME OWNER!!!

  • 5 of 5

What more can we say than AWSOME!! From the booking to the final checkout everything was great. Hwei-Ling the owner responded immediately to our booking request, and a few days before our departure, she sent us an extensive package with information on her condo as well as the Portofino complex. Fernando the property manager was there to greet us upon arrival and check us out with no problems and at our convenience. The condo has all the little amenities anyone would require..tons on sheets, towels and great cooking tools etc. The beautiful teak patio furniture makes an amazing relaxing view of the pool and ocean after a great day. We would definitely return to 302S however, it was booked for next winter...we'll have to try again.. Thank you Hwei-Ling we had a great time, and we envy anyone who rents your condo...you own paradise!! Enjoyed a great month!!

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

Just like being at our vacation condo

  • 5 of 5

I would like to share our experiences with other followers of VRBO.

The process of contacting and negotiating a contract with the owner went well and smoothly. She communicated quickly and accurately on everything.

We had found several units at the same price at Porto Fino and also at other nearby buildings, but decided on this unit based on the positive interactions with the owner and her condo management team.

Customs at Puerto Vallarta was the worst we had ever seen. We spent over an hour in line before we cleared customs. This caused us to be later than expected to the condo for check-in. We were met by Hugo who had everything ready. He had even read the meter, but offered to read it again with me if I wanted. I did not. The process was quick and stress free.

Everything in the unit was in good shape and the owner even provided a laptop along with the Wi-Fi and cable TV. The owner also has a great DVD player and we purchased several DVDs at the local flea market for about $2 a piece. For other entertainment there were many books [we added some to their library as we finish our books], many CDs, 2 TVs with cable and some tennis rackets and balls [we did not play] and some water/pool toys, therefore she thought of most everything to make your vacation great. If we had any problems, they were immediately addressed by the local management team.

At night the seas breeze made it comfortable enough to sleep with just the fan. The unit was well equipped with cooking utensils and comfortable furniture. You immediately felt at home. This unit even came with a small safe which made me feel better even though I felt safe being in this gated community.

We had stayed in this complex before, so we knew about the nice beach, pool, hot tub and gym.

We met many people at the pool that were either owners or fellow renters. The majority of the people were great and many were there from prior years.

Over all we had a GREAT stay and strongly recommend this unit and the down home feeling it presented to make your vacation GREAT!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OCEAN, NJ, USA
5

Porto Fino Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this piece of paradise from Feb to March, 2014 when the Arctic Vortex was creating record low temperatures in North America. Our first positive impression on being shown the facilities by Fernando, and his assistant, Hugo, was that they trusted us to take care of the property. We got his business card and were left to enjoy the place. The laptop provided was of real value since we used Skype to contact the airlines to recover our missing suitcase, in the process learning that they do track individual pieces of luggage.

Since our mission on this trip was to keep fit via walking, swimming and tennis, the next day we set out early to walk all the way to Walmart some 1.5km away. On exiting the Porto Fino security gate we were most impressed with the clean and well-maintained tropical Boulevard lined with coconut palms. Tourists of all ages were out walking and jogging, and we immediately felt that it doesn’t get better or safer than this.

The Porto Fino facilities were meticulously maintained, and we quickly identified one advantage of being in the Southern wing. Our balcony received a sliver of sunlight in the afternoon – just enough to dry our swimsuits and beach towels. In contrast, the balconies of the Northern wing receive the full afternoon sun, so many apartments there had blinds drawn interfering with the beautiful view of the pool complex, lawn area and the ocean.

The pool complex caters to all styles – from wading pools for children to regular pools for swimming or “resistance walking” to a hot tub. Most residents/visitors relaxed by the pool or at the beachfront, but few went swimming where the waves were rough. We preferred to walk along the beach to the Westin Hotel’s beach which used large boulders to reduce the effects of the waves and allow for better ocean swimming.

The Marina is a comfortable walk away and can be reached by heading left or right after exiting the security gate. There are beautiful private homes all along the way - all well maintained. The Marina provides a wide variety of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and boutiques. There is also a supermarket that rivals Walmart and we were happy that they both accepted our Discover card which does not charge foreign transaction fees.

The Marina supermarket seems to run specials every Wednesday when fruits and vegetables are aggressively priced. Every Thursday evening there is a “Farmer’s Market” along the Marina. Tourists are everywhere and restaurants are very busy.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, California, USA
5

What a Find!!! Lucky Us!!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I have been coming to Puerto Vallarta for the last 6 years. Usually we've stay across the street where my niece lives but this year she was having a large birthday party and couldn't accommodate us. So we decided to rent a condo at Porto Fino, the beautiful building across the street from her townhouse, one I've always admired.

I spent hours combing through rental ads and narrowed our choices down to 5. From that point I started really combing through details of each unit. I made my final choice based on the highly positive reviews of former tenants, description of the unit with numerous amenities, photos and most of all praise given to the owner's thoroughness, quick response to communication and obvious pride and care of the unit.

As others noted, everything one would want is included in the unit. Kitchen was well equipped, two television sets, a DVD, wonderful large table on the balcony, extra cleaning service available, beautiful view, comfortable and well appointed furnishings. A big plus for us was the security screen door which kept the air flowing through the rooms enabling us to keep the front door safely open while we slept. We loved the use of the nice laptop and along with my little laptop from home both my sister and I were able to keep up communication with friends and family. Something we didn't expect was the comfortable king sized bed which we shared without feeling that one hogged more space than the other. I am a huge water drinker and having bottled water available was a bonus. We appreciated the owner's immediate and thorough response to any questions we might have. Her manager, Fernando, and his assistant, Hugo, were always available. She had an information binder on the counter with answers to most asked questions about the unit and the area, plus recommended places to eat and tips on how to handle transportation issues.

Shopping for groceries and attending to monetary concerns could be handled at Marina Commericale which is a nice walk from the condo. Like another tenant mentioned, we would walk there and if we had lots of groceries would take a taxi back. Wonderful eating places, shopping choices and salons for massage, facial, pedicure or manicure service were a pleasant 15 minute walk away.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this condo. If asked if we would recommend this unit to others, the answer would be a loud unconditional yes!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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or just relaxing on the patio while listening to the ocean waves and watching the sunset

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Rates & Availability

Marina Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May - Oct
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$800
$1,800
 
 
Nov Dec special
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$900
$2,200
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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