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★★★★★DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - DOWNTOWN - NO CAR NEEDED - POOL - WALK EVERYWARE :)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms - King + Queen + Full Sofa / 2 Full Baths + Half Bath - SLEEPS 6

Hi:) A quick note to everyone.. We have noticed positing’s that state “Downtown Puerto Vallarta” and yet you still need a car or a taxi to get to downtown. We are 100% DOWNTOWN and DIRECTLY on the BEACH so you can walk to everything - NO car/taxi needed, just an FYI.

Beautiful, modern, water front condo, a perfect place for a great vacation. Completed in 2009 located on Camarones Beach in downtown Puerto Vallarta and just steps away from the Malecon sits Puerta al Mar. This boutique beach front Mexican style building offers a total of eight units. Six two bedroom two and one half baths, and two penthouse three bedroom three and one half bath multistory units with roof top decks. All units have traditional Mexican finishes and offer Mountain and beach front views. Puerta al Mar also offers elevator service, swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar, direct beach access, covered parking with attendant and 24 hour security. Some units also for sale..

Quick Facts about Puerto Vallarta: Location:

Pacific coast of Mexico along Banderas Bay, Mexico's largest natural bay, in the northwest corner of the state of Jalisco.

Climate:

November to April Average high 85F/low 63F - May to October: Average high 92F/low 70F -

Rainy Season: Mid-June through September, mainly afternoon and evening showers.

Airport:

Located four miles from downtown, has over 450 weekly flights, ground transportation available.

Currency:

Pesos, money exchange houses located in the airport, on nearly every street corner and at banks throughout the city. Credit cards are widely accepted.

Electricity:

110 volt 60-current, same as the U.S.A., no adapters needed.

Population:

350,000 of which 6,500 are expatriates. 2 million visitors annually.

Economy:

Mainly tourist related. Agriculture, tobacco, cattle ranching and tequila production

Local Time:

Puerto Vallarta is in the Central Time Zone (the same as Texas), which is two hours ahead of California and one hour behind New York.

Restaurants:

There are more than 250 in town!

Beaches:

Vallarta has been named the best beach in Latin America by Travel and Leisure Magazine Readers Survey, all 25 miles of it.

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe:

It took 33 years to build from 1918 to 1955; the trade mark crown was damaged in the 1995 earthquake and has now being repaired.

Nayarit:

Jalisco's neighboring state, just eight miles north of town is in another time zone, one hour earlier.

Taxis:

With more than 1,000 taxis in town, there is no problem hailing one. Taxi fares are set min PV; the average fare is around $30 pesos or $6 USD. A trip across town-from the Marina to Los Muertos Beach-will run about $60 pesos or $12.00 USD. Fares are posted in each taxi, the daily newspaper and most major hotels. Asking about the fare before you get in may save you a few pesos.

Tequila:

Only tequila that is made in Tequila, Jalisco can bear the name of 'tequila.'

Mariachi:

Jalisco is the home of this traditional Mexican music.

Wildlife:

Humpback whales winter in the Bay every year. Dolphins, giant mantas, sea turtles, and over 100 species of birds also live here.

Casa Kimberly:

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's love nest was built in 1963 for $5,000 USD and sold years later for $450,000.

More Details

Property Manager
Paulette Zdanow
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Paulette Zdanow

This is the best location in PV.. And the beach is beautiful

Paulette Zdanow purchased this condo in 2009

Amenities

Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sleep Sofa - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Housekeeper service service is included once a week. Smoking allowed ONLY on the terraces and outdoors

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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★★★★★DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - DOWNTOWN - NO CAR NEEDED - POOL - WALK EVERYWARE :)
average rating of 4.6041665 based on 48 reviews
4

Nice Views & Walking Distance to everything!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the nice views from our room and living room, had a great time with my husband and sister. Everything was walking distance as it says on the post, restaurants/bars and shops. We got to enjoy the pool first day there, I would give it a 5 star but the pool was not accessible the last days we were there due to maintenance. All in all - we had great service from the building personnel. Will definitely recommend to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ocean Front View

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location in the middle of downtown. The beach is steps away. The staff is extremely friendly and eager to help. The pool was always clean. The jacuzzi was not available at the time of my stay, but I didn’t mind since it was 90 degrees outside.

The grocery store is a block away with plenty of places to eat. The Malecon is about a 7 minute walk and Playa Los Muertos is about a 25 minute walk or a 5 dollar cab ride.

As far as the facility I can agree with the need of more comfortable seating. There’s one couch that is pretty comfortable, but sits around 3.

Another aspect that I can agree with previous posts is the noise level from the room that faces the street. There is a bar very near by that plays live music on the weekends and it can be very loud late at night.

Overall, my experience was great. My family had an amazing time and will definitely visit again. I traveled with my one year old daughter and a playpen and high chair were provided. Great beach front property!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The condo is exactly as described it’s very nice! The beds where both comfortable which was one of my biggest worry’s since other reviews said they were hard, that was not the case at all! I loved falling a sleep to the waves every night and the view was amazing! The only negative thing I could say is the beaches are really rocky but that has nothing to do with the condo all the beaches in PVR are rocky ! Now back to the condo it’s a very Beautiful place to stay , we liked it so much we extended our stay a day and Paulette got right back to us when we had any questions .. PVR is and all around beautiful city to visit ! If your not a beach person there’s the mountains and the jungle and the city with gorgeous colors and wonderful people! Oh and Don Jorge the Maintenance man is so nice he will bring your chairs out to the beach everyday if you ask. Don’t forget to tip him . ! This will definitely be a vacation we will never forget! Thank you Paulette for letting my family stay at your wonderful Condo!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Property - Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, beautiful property, excellent staff

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Condo was really nice. Beautiful view of the ocean.

  • 3 of 5

Probably would not go back though too many dogs on the beach. Didn't sleep until 4:00 am when the party people left the beach. Not condo owners fault just location.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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4

Fantastic location. Great view. Great staff.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location walking distance to Malacon and restaurants. Great view on the beach. Great staff.

Starting to show wear. I understand that maintenance and some upgrades planned. None the less still a great condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Barracuda
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Marina Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Spiaggia
Car: not necessary

Located on Camarones Beach in downtown Puerto Vallarta, also known as 'Viejo Vallarta,' which is the site of the original fishing village that turned into a world-renowned tourist destination. With cobblestone streets, a pretty town square, and Puerto Vallarta's most famous landmark, the Cathedral Our Lady of Guadalupe, 'El Centro' has a unique charm and character of its own. A mile-long boardwalk known as the 'Malecon' runs along the downtown oceanfront street, Paseo Diaz Ordas, where you will find shops, restaurants, galleries, specialty stores and traditional marketplaces facing the ocean.

This boutique beach front Mexican style building offers a total of eight units. This unit has traditional Mexican finishes and offer Mountain and beach front views. Puerta al Mar also offers elevator service, swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar, direct beach access, covered parking with attendant, and 24 hour security.

Other Activities: Paradise may be considered a state of mind, but when visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, one definitely experiences a real life paradise.

Golf: Marina Vallarta Golf Club Located in Marina Vallarta, 3.6 miles, since most of the fairways are lined with palm trees and guarded by water, a premium is placed on accuracy.

Flamingos Golf Club Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this traditional-style course enjoys the reputation of being the easiest to play because of its wide-open fairways. Phone:

Punta Mita Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Located 40 minutes to the north, there are two 18-hole courses. Pacífico eight picturesque holes bordering the ocean. Hole #3b, called the “Tail of the Whale,” is a 194-yard, par 3 that plays across the ocean to a rocky island green. Bahía has seven oceanfront holes and is a little more challenging than

Mayan Palace Golf Club Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a fun course, though bunkers and water hazards are everywhere. The #14 signature hole is a beautiful 166-yard, par 3 with the ocean on the left and a lake on the right.

El Tigre Golf Club Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a lengthy course protected by traps and water throughout. The mammoth finishing hole is the par 5, 621-yard “Tiger.” Most golfers find it untamable because water runs all the way down the left side and the multi-tiered green is surrounded by sand.

Vista Vallarta This is actually two spectacular golf courses at one location, 5.2 miles, just 10 minutes east of the airport. The Nicklaus course has garnered worldwide recognition since hosting the 2002 EMC World Cup Championship.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $130
Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Cancellation: 60 days prior to arrival with a $300 cancellation fee.

After I receive the deposit through HomeAway. I send you a letter/contract, a copy of which you return. Then after I've received the rent, I send check-in e-mail with instructions and my local recommendations :) Enjoy!!

Also see our OCEANFRONT Villa in Puerto Vallarta (sleeps 12) - HomeAway # 962737

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.