About this listing
Located on the side of a hill overlooking the beautiful Banderas Bay & Old Town & close to beach and town, it's a perfect getaway. You can get downtown very quickly using a charming flight of stairs very close to our condo. You're going to love it!
This modern, beautifully appointed and designed spacious 2 level condo is the perfect spot to host your Puerto Vallarta getaway. You'll be a 5 minute walk from either downtown or the beach. And the views of Bandera Bay are truly amazing.
Condominio Bugambilias Vallarta is located on the side of a hill facing north overlooking Bandera Bay and Old Town. When standing on the upstairs patio you're a couple of hundred feet above sea level so the view of the ocean and the city is impressive. The building itself is built using colonial style construction. When you enter, you descend a beautiful winding staircase through a lush gardens, past a beautiful shared pool terrace and into our unit.
There are two levels. Upstairs you'll find a full bath, modern kitchen, dining and living area. The bath has a walk in shower with a seat. The hot water is supplied on demand so you'll never run out. The kitchen has tropical wood cabinets and granite counter top with modern appliances. The dining room is outfitted with dining table and chair set for 4, with plenty of built in storage with drawers - especially handy if your party numbers more than 2 and you need an extra set of drawers for whoever is sleeping upstairs. In the living room you'll find a large flat screen HD TV that you can hook up to your computer if you wish - HDMI cable is provided. There's also a sound system with an iPod dock. You can also plug in any music player or your computer if you wish to play music from other devices. Wi-Fi and internet as well as cable TV is available.
Downstairs is a very large bedroom with king sized bed and night tables, a half bath and an enormous walk out patio. This spacious lower deck offers sun loungers and a dining table with four chairs - perfect for an intimate outdoor dinner or a pretty good sized dinner party.
The sliding glass doors on both floors allow you to bring the outside into your living room and bedroom.
- Fully renovated with new flooring and custom tropical hardwood cabinets throughout.
- Panoramic views of Bandera Bay, Old Town and Nuevo Vallarta.
- Short walk to the beach, Blue Chairs Resort, into the heart of Old Town and the Malecon.
- Air conditioned bedroom.
- Locked security gate with intercom on both floors.
- Parking lot right off the highway.
- Fully equipped kitchen with modern gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and blender.
- Comfortable pull out sofa in living room for extra guests.
- King sized bed in lower bedroom.
- 1.5 bath in bedroom.
- Lots of closet space on both levels, cabinetry with drawers and lots of hangers to store your clothes.
- Internet access, Wi-Fi, iPod dock on sound system with CD Player, HD Television in living room.
- All towels and linen including beach and pool towels are supplied.
- Shared pool with loungers and dining table with chairs.
-Shared laundry facilities for stays 7 days or longer.
- Maid service once per week (on Tuesdays)
Interaction with Guests
We live in Vancouver, BC and mostly we will interact with guest remotely. We are confident in our good friend and property manager Jose Luis who lives and works nearby and will be there to greet you when you arrive and to make any arrangements you may require during your stay.
When you book with us you'll be provided with Jose's contact information. He is currently offering a pick up and drop off to and from the airport for $45.00 USD or an equivalent amount in pesos. You will also be sent information about this offer.
The neighbourhood is easy to access however it is a few minutes walk to the south part of Old Town. This removes you a bit from the bustle of downtown but with the advantage of being right there. And the views are so spectacular from this neighbourhood. There is a wonderful mix of locals and tourists here and you get a better feel for being in Mexico than in a more exclusive area such as an all inclusive resort.
When you are not in the condo, you'll find town and beach just moments away - and on foot. Check out our location on the map and you'll find that the famous Los Muertos Beach, the brand new Pier, seaside restaurants and the world famous Malecon (which is spanish for a stone-built walkway along a waterfront) is easily with walking distance.
Driving is hardly necessary, but there is a parking lot for your vehicle if you need one. Cabs are inexpensive and easily the best way to get back to the condo after a long day or if you have lots to carry. Another great way to get around is by bus. The fare currently stands at 7.50 pesos (about 50 US or Canadian cents). In-town buses that head north towards the airport can be found by walking 5 minutes down the highway. Our parking lot is conveniently a bus stop with buses on their way to Mismaloya, the Botanical Gardens and lots of other interesting points of interest to the south.
Other Things to Note
- Please inquire if you are interested in booking for an extended period for possible discounts. NOTE:
The street view is not accurate. It shows part of old town close to us but since our condo is off the highway, this view should not be considered when booking.
We are okay with small pets and a deposit may be required. Common sense applies here and the pet must be on a lease at all time when outside the condo on common ground. Promptly clean up after your pet. Many of the occupants of the condominium are owners and believe us when we say if you don't pick up, we'll be the first to know about it!
Smoking is allowed but please do it outside on the patio
Please use the air conditioner with discretion. If you have the doors open, please turn it off. Nights are quite often cool, so overnight if you slide the locking metal gates closed and also close the sliding screen doors, you can do without. Plus you get to hear the sounds of the ocean!
This condo was exactly what we wanted. Beautiful view, private, and comfy. We would definitely stay here again
Our experience with Doug and Herb's condo was great! Not only did they send us very detailed information prior to our arrival, the condo its self was filled with great amenities including towels, beach chairs and anything we may use in the kitchen. We enjoyed the location was it was a short walk to the beach and to the shops and restaurants. Our stay was very comfortable and welcoming and we would highly recommended this condo for anyone.
I had an unbelievable experience here. Perfect location, just steps from the beach. Jose was great bringing us the airport to the bungalow. Wifi was fast and reliable. Very clean, I highly recommend.
Doug & Herb's place is great! Their communication and all the information provided was wonderful. The location is amazing. You're up a hill with an incredible view and there is an easy staircase down to the beach and the charming cobblestone streets and restaurants - it's just a 2 or 3 minute walk to the beach. The pool is only a few steps away which was nice too. It was very peaceful and comfortable there. There are plenty of kitchen items to cook meals too. I highly recommend their condo and if you stay, be sure to watch the sunset from the patio!
We had a great experience here! We were immediately welcomed upon arrival and were very pleased with our stay. The place is very spacious and has lots of great options for watching the sunset over the ocean. It was decorated beautifully and has everything you need. Communication with the hosts was also great and they were very helpful and quick to respond to all inquiries.
It is in very close proximity to stores, restaurants, and the beach. There is also a great swimming pool right outside your door. We would absolutely recommend staying here!
The property in puerto Vallarta was perfect for our two night stay. Jose was there to pick us up and show us around the property as well which was really nice. The only thing was it was a little hot upstairs as there is only ac in the bedroom but that is nit picking. Thank you for the great stay!
Doug and Herb were great communicators and made sure that all was in order before my arrival. They truly care that you have a good time and enjoy their place. The condo is in a good shape equipped with everything including beach towels, chairs and umbrellas. It is walking distance to the beach and to all fun places and restaurants in zona romantica. It is what all the other guests have said it to be.
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About the Host, Doug & Herb
Doug and Herb are Canadians who live in Vancouver, British Columbia.
We both are recently retired after working in the fitness industry for a few decades. We used to own the neighbourhood gym just a block away from our Vancouver home so we know this neighbourhood very well. If you are considering staying at our Garden Suite in Vancouver, we'd love to welcome you here.
We've been travelling to Puerto Vallarta for many years and we love our second home there. When we are not there, we are happy to share it with airbnb guests so they can enjoy the great weather and awesome views our condo offers.