Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 4
- english, danish
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Excellent location overlooking the ocean and right on the Malecon. Morning coffee and breakfast on the deck was a fantastic start to each new day. Staff is super friendly, and the building is very secure (There are 24 hour security staff who have to open a locked gate to let owners and guests into the building). The condo is well furnished with Mexican charm. Everything including drinking water and towels for the pool are provided. The Sea Monkey restaurant can be a bit noisy up to about 11:00 PM, but the noise blends in with the gentle sound of waves crashing on the beach. We really enjoyed our stay and will be going back soon.
excellent accommodations and outstanding communication with owner
Experience the Romantic Zone
Puerto Vallarta encompasses miles of waterfront, and is divided into different "zones." This condo is in the old, original part. The streets are all bumpy cobblestones, often narrow, but filled with life at every turn. Local citizens are out cooking on the corners, giving haircuts in open air shops, tending stores and restaurants, playing music. If you want perfectly manicured sidewalks, modern malls, and obvious wealth, then stay in a different neighborhood.
The condo is directly over the Malecon (wide, concrete beach path), and the beach directly touches it, so you can easily throw a ball from the terrace onto the sand. The condo is on the second floor (the lobby is the first floor), and the roof of the restaurant below that the balcony overlooks actually afforded some privacy but did not block the great ocean view. Entering the older style building, there is usually a doorman, and always a front desk manager, so the place feels like a small hotel. There are elevators, but you can easily climb the one flight up to the unit if you prefer. The condo is spacious, maybe 1400 square feet. There is air conditioning in the bedroom, but ceiling fans and the cool ocean breeze was usually enough (in December). Bedroom number one is quiet, with a small window to the interior courtyard. It has a decent closet and a bathroom with shower. Two twin beds were pushed together for a couple. The master bedroom faces the ocean, has a king bed, has a flat screen TV, and opens to the large balcony. It has a full bathroom as well, with a tub/shower.
The kitchen is old, but everything works. It has dishes, kitchen gadgets, etc. A 20 liter jug of pure water sits in a dispenser and the staff replaces it when you ask them. The dining area is adjacent, and has a large table and chairs. Beyond that is the comfortable living room, with a large flat screen TV, with Netflix, Amazon prime, and many US and Mexican channels. The long balcony is beyond the living room, and it is accessible from there as well as the master bedroom. There is a tall table and chairs, so you can people watch or ocean watch all day. It's a great spot for breakfast, as the sun is hidden early. There are two beach chairs and an umbrella and towels you may use, but it's best to get a chair and umbrella (basically free) behind "Daquiri Dick's," a restaurant that's a brief walk. The best swimming's at the pier just beyond. Or the great rooftop pool in your building!
Location, Warmth, Charm
This condo, beachfront in the Old Town neighborhood, is perfectly located to meet the needs and interests of travelers of all ages and inclinations. Quiet walks, active outdoor sports, art gallery and museum visits, day trips outside the city, shopping malls, fine dining and street food stalls - everything Puerto Vallarta offers is within easy walking distance or via readily-accessible taxi or bus rides. The traditional colonial-style building is very well maintained and set on beautifully-landscaped grounds. This design maximizes air flow and natural cooling, quiet hallways, and extensive light throughout the unit. The rooftop deck and large new pool are delightful and were not busy during our stay. Likewise the laundry facilities, which cost $1.00 US per hour.
Furnishings and decor within the unit are traditional, colorful and comfortable, and cooking would be easy given all the useful appliances and tableware. The owner is very responsive, and on-site staff are gracious and knowledgeable. Twenty-four-hour desk service and security offer peace-of-mind and immediate assistance if needed.
The second bedroom is airy and sunny, and beach and ocean views from the master suite, open-plan living areas, and large landscaped balcony are totally unobstructed, and the restaurant/bar just below and in front of the building is low key, with closing no later than 10:00 PM daily. Music from other venues down the beachfront is also muted by surf sounds. The beach itself is wide and clean.
Perfect for us
We love this building, especially the traditionally decorated suites like this. The staff here are wonderful. How many condos have maid service 6 days a week?
Communication with the owner was prompt. Condo had everything we needed, and then some. Everything was as described. We will return.
This beachfront condo is located in the heart of the Zona Romantica within walking distance to many great restaurants, art galleries and shops. There are so many daytime outdoor activities - you're sure to find whatever you like. The nightlife offers something for everyone whether it's taking in the gorgeous sunset at a beachfront dinner, the festivities and people-watching along the Malecon or checking out one of the numerous bars or clubs. There is a car rental agency just a few doors down from the building which makes doing day trips easy. The old mining town of San Sebastian is in the mountains, you can visit the beachtown of Sayulita to the north and the near-empty beaches of the Costalegre to the south.