UNIQUE Family penthouse Dolphin dre

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Paseo de La Marina, Nuevo Vallarta, Jarretaderas CP 63735, Mexico
Dana Andrew

This 2 story 3 bed Penthouse has so much to offer nestle between paradise village and the grand Mayan.

Enjoy the private location no body over looking you as it an end unit great Sun rise and Sunset with many new eating places to enjoy beach 4 min

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This 2 story 3 bed Penthouse has so much to offer nestle between paradise village and the grand Mayan.

Enjoy the private location no body over looking you as it an end unit great Sun rise and Sunset with many new eating places to enjoy beach 4 min

The Space


Our two-level, 3 BR Family penthouse Dolphin Dreams is a unique place for a memorable stay with family or friends.Enjoy a very private Jacuzzi bath under the moonlight or a relaxing siesta on the hanging bed with total privacy and solitude (except for the dolphins splashing below!). Or a sunrise breakfast with nothing above but blue sky. And it´s all in privacy – there are no direct views from nearby properties or streets onto the upper level.
Overlooking the marina waterfront in the upscale, gated Nuevo Vallarta community, the penthouse’s unique location and design guarantee a memorable stay not possible in other condo or villa rentals.The large three bedroom condo has panoramic views of Puerto Vallarta, the mountains, marina, canal and El Tigre golf course, Grand Mayan ,and partial ocean view. Also direct view of dolphin and sea lion shows at Vallarta Adventures.
The upper level has a huge outdoor terrace and hanging bed for relaxing siestas. Plus a King size bed room,full kitchen and Sun beds table chairs,

We are all so on Trip Adviser with many good reviews.

The beach is a 4 minute walk away. Close to many excellent restaurants we now host 60 very good restaurants; bus stops, taxi rank, free Shuttle Bus to Paradise Village, convenience stores. Swimming pool. Wi-fi on both floors.
Many fishing tour and whale watch tour run from the marina and we can help with a discount up to 30% with vallarta adventures tours its a thank you for staying here,
By staying here it will save you time and money has many tour leave only minute away from the condo.

The Family penthouse Dolphin Dreams is actually two suites that are connected but separate. Together, they offer 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and can accommodate up to10 people.
Paradise on Earth


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.

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.
What a travel writer has to say about penthouse.
Penthouse in the Sky

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.

Kitchen & Dining
Kitchen island &(website hidden) Stalls
Dining Area 6 Chairs
Dishes & Utensils
Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Kitchen x2, out doors and indoors one on each floor
Iron & Board
Living Room seats 6
Hair Dryer
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Entertainment,tv video
Satellite / Cable : Shaw cable
DVD Player
Out Door Pool
Deck / Patio,
Family holiday,
Tourist Attractions
Location & View
Marina front
Mountain View
Oceanfront side view.
Deepsea Fishing
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Medical Services
Massage Therapist
Water Parks
Eco Tourism
Jet Skiing
Bird Watching
Horseback Riding
Scenic Drives
Whale Watching
Paddle Boating
Sight Seeing
Other Activities.

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,

Guest Access


Interaction with Guests

Let me help you plan your holiday stay please if you do not know the area i have 10 years experience working the area here in Jalisco and Nayarit,
The owner will be there to meet and greet you and check you out,if you have any request please ask me,

I offer air port pick up and drop off with a grocery run to help you setting in and save you money and time $100 return trip up to 4 people,

Want to know the best tours plus we can offer you a discount of Vallarta adventure tours,,the best in Mexico,

The Neighborhood

How Friendly and safe it is here and lots of good eating places to experience here AND of course the wonderfull wild life here Dolphin, seas lion birds and much more and great view and how private it is here,,

Getting around

One parking space is included in this rental property,

Or you can take taxi and buses to get around and water taxi to paradise village or to puerto Vallarta

There a FREE tram here that will take you around Nuevo Vallarta get of jump on service,

I all so do air port pick up and drop off and grocery run too,

Buses to PV run every 20-30 minutes last one back is about 10 pm,

Other Things to Note

ALL GUEST WILL GET A DISCOUNT RATE FROM VALLARTA ADVENTURE TOUR please check them out and book when you get here please let me know in advance up to 30% off when you stay here.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Extra people: $50 / night after 8 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $2450 /week
Monthly Price: $8500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $45
Cancellation: Strict
  • Penthouse Dreams was just perfect! From the start Dana was a great host and renter. He answered all my question via email quickly and thoroughly. Everything from directions to the penthouse, to how much taxis would be and suggestions for activities and restaurants. Upon arrival, he was there for us whenever needed. The penthouse itself was the highlight of our time in Nuevo Vallarta. So open and airy, yet very private. Most our time was spent enjoying the balcony with the swinging bed and jacuzzi but the bedroom was very comfortable too. Such a treat to wake up and look down to the water to see dolphins and sea lions. If you are headed to Nuevo Vallarta and looking for a romantic yet convient rental, then the Penthouse is the place for you! Thanks for everything Dana!

    March 2014
    Dana Andrew
    Response from Dana Andrew:

    Fantastic review thank you both so much hope to see you both again in the near future,

    Sayulita was great too i had a good time at the paddle boarding event, best wishes to you both,

    Viva mexico,

    March 2014
  • It was perfect while it lasted. The place is very private and quiet - well, not all the day, somehow the sea
    lions right below the balcony make people laugh so you inevitably will be distracted from your
    margaritas - it is well worth it though.

    The beach is just five minutes away, it is not crowded, you can walk as far as the Rio Ameca,
    see the sea life like birds or an occasional yacht thrown to the shore or, if you are lucky as we were,
    you can meet few baby turtles and help the little guys to go back to the ocean.

    Transportation is convenient, 3 minutes walk and you're at the bus stop. The guys in the booths around
    will try to sell you a tour or a timeshare but it happens only the first time. They're very helpful as a source
    of general information like direction or bus schedule. If you prefer a cab you can get one even closer.

    And of course many thanks to Dana, he is very helpful. Some picky guests we were yet few problems we
    had were resolved quickly and efficiently.

    Everything was so great we don't want to go anywhere else for vacation. Thank you Dana, we hope to see
    you next year.

    January 2014
  • We had a really great time at Dana's place, gorgeous views, very quaint and comfortable and clean. Dana was great and extremely helpful, we will definitely be back. Doc and Fi

    December 2013
  • Es un sitio precioso para estar y poder organizar tus excursiones por la zona. Muy recomendable

    September 2013
  • Our stay here was absolutely perfect. Our flights were delayed and we arrived very late, but Dana was kind enough to wait around and give us a welcome beyond our highest expectations. He repeatedly went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and offered to help coordinate tours and experiences at a discount.

    The location of the property is ideal. It is right in the center of the Vallarta Adventures, so you can watch the dolphin and sea lion shows right from the balcony. They also have some really nice tours on offer if you prefer to get out and explore. The beach is less than five minutes by foot and there are dozens of restaurants and several convenience stores within the same range. It is all the convenience of a resort area without all the drunken tourists. We found the area safe and serene the entire stay.

    Everything about our stay was great. It was the first Airbnb experience and it couldn't have been better. The penthouse is quite a bit bigger than the pictures show and it was very comfortable. We can't say enough about it. I hope to make it back soon. Thanks again to Dana for a perfect long weekend in paradise.

    April 2013
    Dana Andrew
    Response from Dana Andrew:

    Josh very touching thank you for a fantastic review for me and airbnb they are a great team to work with,the whole set up with them is so easy from listing to hosting,you are welcome any time have a great summer in the usa,

    April 2013
  • Fantastic spot! It's like a living on a patio with with a private bedroom. It's so easy to just chill out on the patio with a book. There's a regular dolphin and sea lion show below the complex for some great entertainment.
    Decent kitchen, nice loungers, roomy and unique.
    Above all, Dana is a fantastic host who really helped us have a great time. We took advantage of the pick up / drop off service which made life easy.
    Beach is close (4 minute walk along a boardwalk) - there are reclining chairs to take along or just walk. Bus to PV is close as well.

    March 2013
    Dana Andrew
    Response from Dana Andrew:

    Thank you for being yet an other great guest,see you again soon, best wishes

    March 2013
  • February / March 2013
    Just spent a fabulous two weeks at the penthouse. We had been searching for unique accommodations in the PV area and the penthouse delivered beyond our expectations! It is super chill.....The combination of its location, privacy, security and serenity was exactly what we were looking for. Many days we had a hard time leaving the rooftop to go do anything else. Being located in the Nuevo Vallarta area you are well situated to visit other locales north such as Bucerias, Sayulita and San Pancho as well as being a convenient bus ride south into downtown PV. As we had friends staying both north and south it proved to be a perfect HQ for our visit. The 270 degree view was an added bonus as there was always something to see from our perch on the rooftop. Dana was an absolutely fabulous host, his thoughtful and personal attention during our stay went far beyond the "call of duty". He was an incredible resource for information about the area and a fun person to spend time time. We definitely feel we have made a new friend. We would love to return as we think we have discovered the perfect spot in the PV area and would highly recommend the penthouse to anyone looking for a truly special experience.
    Carmen & Kim ~ Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    March 2013
    Dana Andrew
    Response from Dana Andrew:

    Great out door picture,most be summer hehe,thank you for a great guestssss and many thanks for the intro to your friends looking forward to your return,,

    Have a fun summer and will see you in the winter,,

    March 2013
  • A VERY beautiful located penthouse suite. Dana was a very nice host; thoughtful and kind. The place is surely a piece of heaven- I would highly recommend it. Nice view of dolphin show overlooking the marina with a cute outdoor kitchen. The area that felt very safe and is only a 200 pesos cab ride from PV's boardwalk in downtown.

    February 2013
    Dana Andrew
    Response from Dana Andrew:

    Fantastic i hope you enjoy your other part of the holiday ,you happy couple,i do hope you come back one day again thank you so much,,

    February 2013
  • Enjoyed our week in the penthouse. A little more rustic than we were prepared for, but it grew on us. It's rather like Glamour Camping (glamping). Loved the hanging bed and watching the dolphin and sealion shows. Always something to watch at the harbor and good restaurants within walking distance, The air conditioning works well to keep the bedroom cool and the bed is very comfortable.

    Dana and Amy are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Dana even found a tv and some videos for my husband, who was going through tv withdrawal.

    February 2013
    Dana Andrew
    Response from Dana Andrew:

    Thank you Robin we do try to please,as we love to have you back again,,The tv and vedio is now up there to stay,again thank you both so much,,we hope to see you again very soon,

    February 2013
  • What an amazing place. My girlfriend and I stayed here for only 2 nights but what wonderful nights they were. We slept every night outside in the hanging/swinging bed which was incredible - woke up to sunrises and watched the sunsets from the deck. The place is WAY bigger than expected (pictures do not do the place justice). Dana was a wonderful host and I highly recommend you have him greet you at the airport. It was helpful having a secured ride, knowing you would not get ripped off by taxi drivers, and stopping by the super market on the way was a huge plus! I would highly recommend staying here at least 2 nights if you’re planning a trip to PV - our last 3 nights we stayed in downtown. Also, if you are planning on doing any of the trips via VallartaAdventures - it is a 2 min water taxi (free) ride across the water :)

    December 2012
    Dana Andrew
    Response from Dana Andrew:

    Many thanks you are all ways welcome,i hope your time in pv was a great one too,

    December 2012
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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 with 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 AirBnB IS A GREAT PARTNER to work along side with, VIVA MEXICO come and join me!
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