Perfect combination of luxury accommodations, great location, spectacular views, beach access and privacy.
Stunning professionally designed 2-story condo in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Panoramic bay and city views and only a 5 minute walk to famous Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs or the heart of town. Charming building in Spanish colonial style with red tile roof, lush tropical gardens and pool. You'll find shampoo and bath soap and a supply of coffee and tea, and a couple of snacks and beverages for your arrival. Includes twice weekly maid service (for bookings of 1 week or longer). Marble floors, granite counters and custom tropical hardwoods throughout. Cook's kitchen, fully equipped for preparing simple snacks or gourmet meals. Air conditioning, international Cable, flat screen TV, i-pod dock with CD player, Wi-Fi & local phone calls all provided free of charge. We also provide you with a cell phone that you can take around town with you, and for days you may want to relax at home, we've got Apple TV as well as a Blue Ray player with high definition. Main level with living room & dining room, cook's kitchen, full marble bath. Invite the outdoors in with disappearing sliding glass doors that fully open to the balcony offering sweeping ocean and city views.
Downstairs consists of a large bedroom with half bath. Sliding glass doors open to a huge 400 square foot (40 sq mt) private terrace with sun lounges, tropical foliage, dining set, plus additional built-in seating for 10. Watch cruise ships sail into the bay in the morning and the nightly fireworks show over the bay. A glass of wine at sunset is very romantic here. A 5-minute walk takes you to popular Los Muertos Beach, Blue Chairs or lively Old Town with excellent restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping and art galleries, charming plazas and the famous Malecon (seaside boardwalk).
A car is not needed here as you can walk to the entire downtown and beach. We are on the side of a hill which is what gives us those fabulous views, and though it's only a 5 minute walk to town or beach, you will get a bit of a cardio workout. Anytime you don't feel like walking, however, taxis are literally everywhere and from anywhere in downtown, it's less than $5 to the condo. If you choose to rent a car, the building has private, on-site parking and the access is easy.
About 50 yards from the building's main entrance is a bus stop. For about 50 US cents, you can take a bus down to the Botanical Gardens, Mismaloya (made famous by the filming of Night of the Iguana and by Liz Taylor and Richard Burton's torrid Puerto Vallarta affair) and to Boca de Tomatlan, where you catch the water taxis to the secluded, bohemian beach village of Yelapa.
Multi-week and Monthly discounts available. Please enquire. Maid service is on Tuesdays. For those booking at least 1 week, an additional maid service will be scheduled for Friday or Saturday.
We offer a private, 3rd party, airport pick up service for a flat $40. Your driver will meet your flight, alert us when you are on your way and take you directly to the condo where we (or our property manager) will meet you and get you settled in and oriented.
We also offer Customized Private Tours (1/2 day or Full Day) for a maximum of 4 people. Tour a stunning colonial mountain village, plunge into the waterfalls of a water access only bohemian beach village, see the historic and artistic sights of downtown Puerto Vallarta, enjoy a day of surfing, or a spa day in a nearby village in the jungle. Have other ideas? Let us know and we'll put it together for you. For Foodies, Puerto Vallarta is second only to Mexico City in cuisine and we know all the best restaurants! Some even offer our guests discounts - please enquire.
* Professionally designed
* Granite, marble floors & tropical hardwood throughout
* Air conditioning throughout
* Panoramic bay, city and sunset views from every room
* 5 minute walk to Los Muertos Beach
* 5 minute walk to Blue Chairs
* 5 minute walk to heart of town
* 10 minute walk to famous Malecon (waterfront boardwalk)
* Secure building, with entry intercom
* Private, On-site parking
* Maid Service 2x weekly
* Everything provided including bathsoap and shampoo
* Cook's kitchen, fully equipped
* Coffee/tea and a welcome beverage included
* King Bed plus extra large sofa in living room for a third guest
* Spacious closets both upstairs and down
* Marble bath with pebble bottom shower
* 1/2 bath in bedroom
* Disappearing sliders for full indoor/outdoor living
* Spacious balcony plus HUGE private terrace w/ spectacular views
* Wi-Fi, Cable TV, local phone, i-Pod dock with CD player
* Cell phone provided for your use
* Free Netflix subscription with Hi Def flat screen TV
* Beach/Pool towels also provided
* Shared pool
* Walk to public transit
* Airport Pick up/drop off Service
* Discounts for multi-week or monthly rentals
* Private Tours Available - City Tours, Beach tours, Historic mountain villages, Surfing, etc. We can customize just about any tour that might interest you. Maximum 4 people.
Guests have full run of the property with a couple of small secluded patios and the plunge pool.
Interaction with Guests
As your host, I will coordinate your airport pick up (if selected) and your check in. We have a property manager who assists us when we're out of town. After that, I check in via email just to be sure that everything is ok. Otherwise, I leave you to enjoy your vacation!
Guests will enjoy the fact that they are only a 5 minute walk to beach and the heart of town, yet just enough off the beaten path to enjoy quiet at night.
There is a public bus stop just a few steps from the condo building's front door. Also, taxis are everywhere and from anywhere in town, it's never more than $5 back to the condo.
Pets may be accepted depending upon size and a pet deposit may be required. In addition to the King size bed in the bedroom, there is a queen pull out in the living room. Honestly, the condo is best for just 2 people, but we've done up to 5 in a pinch. Please don't smoke inside. If you leave the A/C running while you're not in, the maid will probably turn it off - just FYI. The condo interior is approx 750 sq ft plus an upstairs balcony and a large, 400 sq ft downstairs terrace, both with panoramic ocean and city views.
Overall this is an excellent property - it's in a great location with fantastic views out to the ocean. It's probably the best condo in the complex because it has it's own huge private terrace - perfect if you don't want to walk down to the beach everyday.
To get into town is a short 5 min walk (down a quite busy road), or there's an almost direct staircase down to the beach which we found very handy.
The condo is a perfect size for 2 guests. The hosts have really thought of everything - it was a home from home for us. It's very well appointed, the wi-fi had a good signal and there were some appreciated welcome goodies when we arrived.
Nearby there's a 24 hour Oxxo convenience store and a Subway sandwich shop - so all your day-to-day essentials are close at hand.
While the place is totally private, if you want to socialise, we found the other residents in the complex very friendly and helpful. Overall it was a safe and comfortable environment.
Overall we felt this property was great value for money and really offered everything you might need for a great stay in PV. Highly recommended.
Michael and Joel were by far the most friendly and accommodating hosts I have dealt with in AirBnB. Thoughtful details like offering a ride from the airport to extra beach towels and a couple of cold Coronas upon arrival made this a 5-star experience. Add to that the condo has a magical view and is in my opinion in the perfect location (just outside of the busy area to be a quiet oasis yet on the doorstep to the beach and all the cafés and eateries) this place is a gem. The condo and the grounds are absolutely spotless and I found the pool a nice afternoon reprieve from the beach. We loved our stay so much that we extended our holiday by a few days and Michael and Joel went out of their way to help us find other accommodation (as their condo was booked after us). If I could rate this 6 stars, I definitely would!
Michael and Joel's condo is comfortable and spacious with a beautiful view. It's only a 10 minute walk to the beach and is near several good restaurants. For an amazing gourmet meal with a great view, and at a great price, try Bistro Teresa just a short distance up the road from the condo.
We have just arrived home after an amazing 3 week vacation PV.
Whilst this being our 8th year here, this is the first time we have hired a private condo and I have to say this was the best decision we ever made, I only wish we had found this little gem earlier.
We were met at the airport by our private driver arranged by Michael and Joel, an absolute must to avoid the vast array of taxis and drivers outside the terminal.
Upon our arrival at the condo we were met by David who was absolutely charming and gave us the guided tour.
Everything we expected and more, the pictures and description are just right, it was a home from home and we soon settled in.
Knowing the area was great and where the condo is positioned is rather nice and very quiet, we heard nothing from the neighbours even though (i think) the other apartments were occupied.
Maid service twice weekly was great, clean linen, towels and even beach towels, saved our luggage weight!
The shower is great and the bathrooms a treat, never had any issues with lack of hot water as we have had in the past with other accommodation.
The whole condo is a gem (as I have said) and I have no hesitation in recommending to everyone (just not when we want to stay).
we will be back In November 15 and as soon as flights are available we will (fingers crossed) be able to book for the month.
Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!! if I could give higher than a 5 star, I would.
Well done to you both xx
So happy with our 2 day stay @ Michael & Joe condo awesome location. Loved the walking distance to the Romantic Zone of PV. Enjoyed Bistro Teresa next door. I highly recommend the condo to anyone met all our needs. No hassle check-in with Alvaro and check-out with Monse was also no hassle. Will definitely come back next year.
We had a wonderful stay at Michael & Joel's fabulous apartment overlooking Puerto Vallarta. Their building is full of charm, character and neighborhood flair (no cookie cutter time-share condo here!), and decorated with quality, grace and style. Spacious, quiet, private, safe and comfortable, with beach and territorial views – exactly as advertised and just as it looks online. Location was great too: a quick (albeit steep ;) walk into town, the pier and the beach.
Email communication was prompt, clear, complete and friendly. And the onsite team of Alvaro and Monsi was incredibly responsive, helping us get settled in, checking in if we needed anything, arranging airport transport and even getting us a cab down to the dock for our water taxi to Yelapa. (It was close enough to walk, but with our unwieldy bags we didn't want to tackle the stairs down to the beach.)
Loved enjoying our morning coffee on the balcony, and sunset cervezas on the lovely and spacious downstairs deck/patio, or next to the hillside pool with a view. Magnificent.
Beautiful apartment, great views. short walk to Los Muertos beach, but down a good number of stairs, so great option if 3-4 flights of stairs is not a problem for you. Michael & Joel were very responsive, sending helpful info in advance, arranging airport pickup, and responsive during the trip. They have professional building management who were very helpful, and their city guide has excellent neighborhood recs in it. Very generous amount of space and great value. Felt comfortably local and nice alternative to a hotel.
So glad you enjoyed our condo! Yes, the walk to the beach does include stairs. Of course, without a little elevation, we wouldn't have those incredible views. Besides, as a physician I'm sure you appreciated the cardio! LOL Thanks for choosing us for your vacation. We look forward to seeing you again!
Joel and I are US citizens who have been vacationing in Puerto Vallarta for a number of years. We decided to take the plunge and move here in 2011. Joel does interior design and remodeling and Michael was a realtor for many years. We enjoy the slower pace of life in Mexico, a new culture and language and traveling around the country to get to know our new home.
Though we are both social, our social life usually revolves around our home, friends and family. We love nothing better than a bottle of wine shared over dinner with people we love. We are upbeat, positive people and greet new experiences with joy. We are active in our community, volunteering time on neighborhood improvement projects, running our homeowner's association and helping out at a shelter for abused and abandoned children.
We live very close to the condo we offer on Airbnb and, depending upon your needs, we can be active hosts or just hand you the keys and let you make your own discoveries.