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A unique place for unique experiences.
Penthouse Dolphin Dreams is the perfect place for unique and memorable experiences, like a very private Jacuzzi bath under the moonlight or a relaxing siesta on the hanging bed with total privacy and solitude
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A unique place for unique experiences.
Penthouse Dreams is the perfect place for unique and memorable experiences, like a very private Jacuzzi bath under the moonlight or a relaxing siesta on the hanging bed with total privacy and solitudeThe beach is 4 minutes walking away.Shops, 50 restaurants, taxis and buses are one to five minutes on foot. Ideal area for cycling, jogging, beach walks, boating, fishing, etc. Quiet and friendly neighbourhood. Slips for rent right outside the front door (subject to availability and only with condo rental). Within easy walking distance of many excellent restaurants, including Porto Bello, Prime 159, Nopal Beach, 8 Tostadas, Estudio Cafe and a new plaza with more eating places, bus stops, taxi rank, free Shuttle Bus to Paradise Village (Fibba owned), convenience stores, and with covered parking space, shared pool and 24 hr security. Elevator to all floors and ramp access at ground level. We also provide our guests a 30%discount for swimming with the dolphins and sea lions next door at Vallarta Adventures dolphin centre.
Penthouse Dolphin Dreams can also be rented along with Penthouse Dolphin Dreams 2, which is the 2 bedroom suite beneath the penthouse. The two suites are connected but separate. Together, they offer 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and accomodate 10 people. Rent the whole penthouse or rent either of the two suites. See photos and details of Penthouse Dolphin Dreams on my other listing.
Paradise on Earth,
What a travel writer has to say about penthouse,
I arrived early in the morning while the light was still soft and mellow, falling gently on the mountains which surround Vallarta like a guarding fortress. When I stepped off the bus I still could not see the ocean, but suddenly, for a second or two, it felt like home. It was warm, the air was salty and I felt a pleasant breeze on my skin that reminded me of the Croatian summer wind we call Maestral. Though there were plenty of cabs waiting in front of the station, I caught a city bus which took me to my destination. The Penthouse Dolphin Dreams is a beautiful two floor penthouse situated in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta – a residential resort community about twenty minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, in the center point of the Banderas Bay.
The owner of the property was waiting for me when I arrived. From the first moment he made me feel very welcome and relaxed. Dana is an interesting man, who has traveled the world and lived throughout the United Kingdom. Eight years ago he decided to make his home here in what he calls, “Paradise on Earth.” Even though he has adapted easily to this Mexican beach style of life, learning to surf and paddle board almost every day, he is still a typical English gentleman with a recognizable English sense of humor. After a few minutes in his company, I realized that those stereotypes about cold, distanced and reserved islanders definitely don’t apply to him. As we were sitting in his large first floor open living room having a chat, I observed a whole variety of exotic birds.
For the first time in my life I saw pelicans sailing through the sky in perfect formation like a fleet of army planes. Later I learned that due to its geographical position, this area is a perfect location for bird watching as it is home to nearly 350 species in varied ecosystems and habitats. Dana informed me that this area used to be a swamp, which explains its rich fauna.
After refreshing drinks and short informative chat, I decided to discover more about this amazing penthouse – my home during the next ten days. The position of the apartment is perfect, occupying the top two floors of the building which looms over Vallarta’s famous Dolphin Adventure Park. Most of the first level is a spacious living room extending outward to a terrace for its entire length. It provides a spectacular open view to the canals, jungle plants, blue mountain outlines and beautiful sailboats resting quietly on the still water. Sitting there, I had a feeling of calm stillness as if I were contemplating someplace far away from civilization. The living room is connected to a functional, well equipped kitchen, making this whole space even more cavernous and commodious.
The design of the first level as a whole represents a modern and contemporary approach to style. A brave contrast of colors is apparent between the large white leather couch and the deep red walls. The earthy brown kitchen is aptly chosen to appease and balance those contrasts.
One of my favorite things – a small island across from the stove – is ideal for hanging around with friends and/or group cooking. Situated at the end of the hall are two cozy bedrooms with double beds. Painted in sky blue, with their own bathrooms and small balconies, they provide you with a beautiful southern view of tropical gardens dominated by tall, elegant palms.
Although I did not see half of it, I was already very excited about this place and eager to discover what was waiting for me on the higher level. We climbed the spiral, wooden stairs leading to the penthouse. I must say I was impressed with what I saw! The living space is almost completely organized on a large, wide terrace. The only closed units are the bedroom and bathroom situated on its southern side. This space is really something unique and exceptional. I thought the view from the lower living room was unbeatable, but I was definitely wrong. This was even more stunning. There is nothing above you but a clear blue sky. You can see the whole panoramic view covering 280 degrees.
The biggest asset of this apartment’s orientation is the possibility of viewing an extraordinary attraction. Every day, just under your terrace, you can observe dolphins surfacing or watch a lions playing in the water or lying on the rocks enjoying the sun. I can’t explain how happy and excited this made me feel; strong memories of my early childhood daydreaming about swimming with dolphins in the vast ocean. Everything was just magical! Even though this space is unquestionably decorated as modern and contemporary, it has that rustic touch with its selection of natural materials and decorative objects like wall lamps and handcrafted articles. The roof of the terrace, supported by rugged wooden pilings and dried palm leaves, creates an exotic and dreamy atmosphere. This area is all about hedonism: you can cook outside in the small kitchen, watch herons at night while lying in the big hot tub or take a nap on the massive, wooden hanging bed in the shadow of palm leaves.
The vision of Nuevo Vallarta as a luxury and spacious hotel zone was a project initiated by the federal government over ten years ago. Now, Nuevo Vallarta is a residence for luxury villas and estates with tropical gardens lining the ocean canals, each with its own private docking pier.
Kitchen Dining table on the patio seats 4.
Hanging swinging bed.
Communal Pool heated
Deck / Patio
Away From It All
Location & View
Oceanfront,4 minutes walking
Marina,you are on the Marina
Deepsea Fishing going from the Marina
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Beach in Nuevo Vallarta (New Vallarta). Walkable beach as far as the eye can see in both directions with the best beach front and no crowds.Turtle reserve and sanctuary. Several times a year you will witness baby turtles being (email hidden)opping, recreation and several championship golf courses. Walmart, Sams Club, Home Depot, Costco, Staples & Mega all within a short drive. World class excursions are right outside your condo with Vallarta Adventures.
There is so much to do in and around Nuevo Vallarta, it could fill up your vacation days alone.Just hop on the free open air buses that navigate Nuevo Vallarta and explore Paradise Village and the other local attractions. If you golf, you'll be thrilled, with 5 world class courses within 10 minutes, and 2 within walking distance! we now have some 36 restaurants in Nuevo Vallarta and more coming.
You will probably want to head out to Puerto Vallarta as well. There is a small bus that comes by main road regularly and will have you in PV in no time.Taxis are very plentiful and it is an inexpensive 20 minute drive into downtown PV and all of it's excitement and charms.check out the cheeky monkey.
Don't forget Vallarta Adventures swim with the dolphins, head out for the very romantic cruise, dinner and show with Rhythms of the Night,or get more active with ziplines and waterfall adventures.Paddle boarding on the marina,There is everything you would want for a great vacation in this beautiful part of the world.
We can offer clients a 30% discount of Vallarta Adventures tours when you stay with us,please ask me for more details.
As one of the fastest growing, most successful investment regions in the state of Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta doesn't sweat the small stuff. First of all, their new governor is pro-tourism and investment, facilitating federal-state transactions. The area consistently ranks in the top five vacation destinations in the country. Investment opportunities, both national and international, continue to expand over time.
Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, such as PGA golf courses,luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, bird watching, international cuisine, and the local artwork from the traditional Huichol tribe. This year, as a testament to Riviera Nayarit’s luxury offerings, the destination garnered two impressive awards: the top spot for “Best Luxury Beach Destination in Mexico” from Travelocity’s Battle of the Destinations III and the “Best Destination Crystal Apple Award” by Apple Vacations. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations,
We look forward to hearing from you. We want your vacation to be as special as ours have been in this small piece of paradise!
Please if you have any question just drop me a email,
see you soon,
Full kitchen with oven,
30% discount Vallarta Adventure Tour ask me how,
Private deck sun loungers,
Near by Amenties,
Mayan golf course,
El Tigre Golf course,
Marina boat tours to down town,
beach access 4 minute away,
50 Restaurants in the area with in ten minute taxi,
Interaction with Guests
Airport pickup are offer at $100 round trip with a grocery stop on the way,
All ways show them the way around the area and condo meet and greet,
How Pretty it is with the greenery and flora very clean nice parks to rest very safe and the wild life the birds and sea lion and dolphin its a magical place,
Lot of buses and taxi with in 5 minute walking from condo,a FREE tram that take you around Nuevo Vallarta
Other Things to Note
Stay with us and you get a 30% discount of any Vallarta Adventure Tours,saving you lots of time and money as most tours leave from the other side of the marina,,
No smoking in the rooms please on the balcany is fine any where on the top penthouse floor,
Pool area close at 10,oclock Food and drinks are welcome please use plastic cups and remove any trash,
but the beach is just down the way 4 minutes walk if you use the beach there is showers and you could wash your feet before you entre the condo,
We love to see you have a great time so if you need any think at all PLEASE JUST ASK,
We love you to leave a review about your stay so please drop airBNB a review
Thank you looking forward to meeting with you,
Dana Andrew Doncaster,
Great to sleep out side any time of the year bug free so cool watching the stars and the early birds singing
I had a great experience at Dana's place! He was excellent at communicating, and no issues whatsoever with check-in or check-out. He had a bottle of wine available, that's always a nice touch. Now to the nitty-gritty. I am a 28 year old female and decided to stay here on my own in the extremely hot, humid month of July. I was a little scared because this would be my very first time in PV ALONE so I had little to no idea (thankful for the reviews) what area I'd be staying in, if it was safe, if there was easy (email hidden)e area is safe! At night it may seem a little sketchy because right downstairs is Vallarta Adventures (they have dolphins & sea lions) and once they shut down the area/walk way to get to the condo gets really dark. The condo is completely outdoors except for the bedroom and bathroom, which are not connected to each other. The bedroom has a fan and an AC that freakin' works!! I was terrified at first that it'd be an inferno in there but it's not! Lol. Once you step out of the bedroom you will be sweating...sweating while in the kitchen, sweating while in the bathroom...you get the picture. I couldn't tell you if there is hot water (I'm sure there is) because I took a cold shower every morning and night...BEST FEELING EVER!!! The bed is more of a firm bed. I had no issues with it but I thought I'd mention it for those that care. The place is equipped with wifi...I had family staying at two resorts and their wifi was terrible compared to my stay here. Some cool little (email hidden)ere's a telescope that works, he has a cooler and beach chairs that you can use to walk down to the beach (about a 5 minute walk). Oh, and be sure to switch on the cool dim-light light fixtures he has everywhere. It gives the place a cool ambiance at night. Transportation: there's a main street about a two minute walk where you can grab a cab. Just to give you an idea, I took a cab everyday from the condo to my parents resort at Occidental, and the ride was 35 pesos. Food: Ask Dana for any local restaurants. He recommended a restaurant and against his recommendation I decided to check out Ocho Tostadas instead and it wasn't that (email hidden)is is coming from a person that had a seafood diet planned for my entire stay. Lastly, I did not see an iron, but I also didn't see a hair dryer and the moment I asked Dana for it, he brought it right up. So anything you need, just ask and I'm sure he'll accommodate your needs. I would definitely love to stay here again. Dana was very pleasant, welcoming, and reliable with (website hidden). My parents stayed at a resort and when I brought them up to check out the condo, they were shocked how much...
Thank you for a very detail review,I am very great full even thou i only saw you twice,
You all ways have a plesant and warm smile,and very positive person,
Communication was great and fast,
I am glad that you like to return please the best months are from November to May,
FREE PADDLE BOARD LESSON for your next visit,
Dana's penthouse condo was everything we were hoping for and then some! Exactly like pictured- but better! Gorgeous view, wonderful apartment with lots of character, and a super knowledgeable host to top it off! That was probably the most valuable aspect of our stay. Dana picked us up from the airport, took us grocery shopping, and dropped us off at the airport too. Dana also owns the apartment on the floor right under the penthouse, and we thought it was so sweet how he made us feel so welcome in his home. He gave us total privacy, but if we ever wanted to go downstairs and have a beer with him, he was more than hospitable and welcoming. He also had a bottle of red wine waiting for us in the bedroom when we arrived.
Nuevo Vallarta is a lovely vacation spot, and we really enjoyed its proximity to Puerto Vallarta. One day we took a cab down to PV, rented a quad, explored the city streets and markets and drove down the coast to the zoo where we got to hold baby tigers, lions, and panthers! Another day we went zip lining with Vallarta Adventures- a company that sets up adventure tours i.e. snorkeling, canopy tours etc. Their office was *literally* right outside Dana's condo, and he got us a 30% discount, so our whole zip lining adventure was $140 for 2 people!
Overall, I would highly recommend Dana as a host!! We are hoping to return in the future!!
Side note- if you don't like heat/humidity, don't go in June! Or stay on the 4th floor, not the penthouse (5th floor).
Dana and his penthouse are amazing! We had arranged a pickup service with him and he took us to the market before going to the penthouse. The hanging bed and kitchen are outdoors, which was fun but could get too hot/humid in the early afternoon. Dana just installed a new fan at the kitchen which helps. He was extremely friendly, easy to talk to and was great at keeping in touch before and during the trip.
We rented stand up paddle boards from him one day, walked to the beach a couple times, went to a show called Rhythms of the Night (FYI 50-min boat ride each way, if you get sea sick), swam with dolphins at Vallarta Adventures and hung out at the penthouse with drinks enjoying the view.
You can get a discount for swimming with the Dolphins (Dana can give you details). It was great to see dolphin shows daily from the balcony. The sea lions are loud and funny.. They sometimes sound like dinosaurs and bark like dogs.
WiFi connection was weak and if you need to reconnect, go to the bedroom. Overall we had a great stay and really enjoyed hanging out with Dana and staying at the penthouse. He is the best Air BnB host I've ever met.
Dana was very help full and accommodating. We had a great time, the place is great and met the description well. Would recommend this place anytime. Cheers Dana, thanks for hosting!
Extremely pleasurable, clean, comfortable, spacious and a great view.
Dana has the perfect set up by the marina that provided a most excellent stay.
The outdoor jacuzzi and listening to the Sea Lions down below at night was simply the icing to the cake. Thank you!
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About the Host, Dana Andrew
From the UK and now living here in sunny Mexico Nuevo Vallarta in the Bay Of Banderas,Nayarit
Enjoying the life Style the Bay has to offer,there 's something for everyone here.
Love the beach life and keeping fit and cooking when i have time,,,Just taken up Paddle boarding,great funTRY IT WITH ME, we have some thing here for every age here in Paradise,like to travel and meet new people,
Many years experience in real estate and with Property rental and management,after having three property to rent out here and in the UK,i started my own company in the Rental market and in sale for real estate have many years of local experience,
if you are looking for a relocation here in Mexico I be please to share my experience with you,
ask me about my try before you buy package,
VIVA MEXICO come and join me!