Ocean View & Walk to Beach & Town

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 48399, Mexico

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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. Everything provided including shampoo and bath soap. You'll also find a supply of coffee and tea, and a couple of snacks and beverages for your arrival. Includes twice weekly maid service. 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 a Blue Ray player and Netflix 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 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 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 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.

We offer a private airport pick up service for $30 or for a round trip it's $45. We'll meet your flight, take you to the condo and get you settled in. For your return, we'll pick you up about 2 hours prior to your flight and get you straight to the terminal for a hassle free departure.

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.

Condo Amenities:

* 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 2:00 PM
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  • We had a lovely stay at Michael and Joel's home. With a spectacular patio view and pool, we found it hard to leave! It was hard to believe the beach was only 6 blocks below. Our hosts were attentive to our arrival, and made sure we were comfortable. The only drawback was a slight difficulty in finding the home, as the street numbers go in both directions!

    April 2014
  • Absolutely beautiful condo. Great location to the beach and to all the great restaurants and shopping. Just loved our stay and look forward to booking again on our next trip to Puerto Vallarta.

    April 2014
    Michael & Joel
    Response from Michael & Joel:

    Marc, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the future.

  • This was the absolutely perfect spot for a one night stay in Puerto Vallarta, after spending a few days in the hills of Sayulita. The apartment is clean, classy and comfortable (the sheets on the king size bed were divine). The giant terrace provides an impeccable setting for watching a beautiful sunset over a home made meal. Although we only stayed one night it is clear that the apartment provides any and all amenity that you may need (ipod speakers included). A short, safe walk to the romantic zone where vibrant and bustling shops, restaurants and THE BEACH await. Extremely professional service by the apartment Management and an overall wonderful experience.

    April 2014
  • Truly a perfect experience. Delayed flight, but driver was there to pick me up....and Alvaro was at the property to explain all. Very welcoming. Condo is fully equipped...could make gourmet meals there if you withstand the allure of downtown..Walk to Olas Altas is close, but circuitous and interesting. Steps down to town are lovely, but coming back up is worth a 4 dollar cab ride in the dark. They can be tricky. Accommodation is spotless, well appointed and safe and secure. Well appointed furniture. Great internet connection (not so much for US phones tho), but computer worked fine. Michael could not have been nicer. He is really concerned about providing a wonderful accommodation. Two balconies with wonderful views and sunsets. Huge king size comfortable bed. Cleaning lady is sweet and does laundry (sheets/towels). She even washed and folded my clothes. She is meticulous. I suggest you take a cab to Soriani's...a supermarket to get supplies. The condo is in a lovely spot: comfortable, safe, convenient to all of the Zona Romantica and Malecon. I have no hesitation to recommend this apt to anyone looking forward to a great time in PV. There is also a convenience store 2 blocks away for small items. II was there 23 days, which flew by....only to return to freezing NYC. Will definitely go back. Thank you Michael and Joel ! BTW the guys leave a very helpful folder of restaurant suggestions and ways to get around....plus a local cell phone to use to contact them or call cabs. Hope you choose this spot....you won't be disappointed. One note...there are beautiful stairs leading to the condo unit....but you need to be sure footed ...so may not be for the older people or those with a disability. Can't wait to go back. Thanks again guys !
    Joe

    January 2014
  • My partner and I had a thoroughly memorable time at Michael and Joel's flat in Puerto Vallarta! Not only is the condo lovely, clean and comfortable, the view from both the patio and the balcony is outstanding (perfect for watching the Humpback Whales who visit the bay over the winter season...bring your binocs...you won't be sorry!). As well, the location is fabulous! It's literally a 5 minute walk down to the beach and a 5 minute walk down to the bustling life of Puerto Vallarta where you can have your pick of a wonderful array of restaurants, shops and sightseeing and trip-planning opportunities. We initially planned on cooking a lot of our meals in the cute kitchen of the condo but with so many restaurants to choose from, we couldn't resist and ate out most days and nights. Yum!

    Michael and Joel were lovely hosts and there is a cleaning service that comes twice a week which is very nice. There is a guest book in the condo that also includes things to do in PV, along with maps and suggestions of places to eat, tours to go on and fun things to do. For day or overnight trips, we recommend visiting the towns of Sayulita and San Sebastian, both easily accessible by transit within a short bus or cab ride from the condo to the public transit pick-up spots that will take you to each destination (once you get to the pick-up spots, the trips to each town via transit are between 1/5-2hrs one way and a great way to see some countryside). As well, Isla Marietas, a beautiful group of small islands is a fun day tour to check out and Vallarta Adventures does regular tours there.

    We unreservedly recommend staying here and would stay again in a heartbeat. Thank-you to Michael and Joel for making our 2-week stay in PV so relaxing, exciting and overall enjoyable.
    Sincerely, Kate and Maike (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

    December 2013
  • We were received by Michael at the airport and he was genuinely warm in greeting us in addition to giving us tips on what to do and things to see which were very helpful.

    My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed a peaceful 3 night stay at Michael and Joel's home. This place meets cleanliness, comfort (I slept on the king size bed and my friend was on the couch), and breath taking views from the top terrace and lower patio. This condo is worth the stay because you can have all the luxury without having to stay at a resort/hotel. We mostly ventured out for walks, eats, and bathed in the humidity and sun during the day and would return to a nice living space for some rest and relaxation. Watching the sunset was very beautiful from the views. Last but not least, just be sure to ask if there will be maid service during your stay and or after your check out just for the courtesy of privacy, if that is something that you don't mind knowing.

    Over all, we would consider picking this place again to stay at on our next visit! =)

    December 2013
    Michael & Joel
    Response from Michael & Joel:

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome home back anytime!

  • We had a wonderful stay for our honeymoon! Thanks to Michael and Joel. The condo is just perfect for a couple and in a great location. The view is magic. There are new apartments being built in front of the condo towards the sea, and this can at time be noisy from 8am until 6pm except for Sundays which is bliss. If you close the doors you won't notice it and you can still see the sea on either side of the new construction, so it didn't bother us too much. It looks as though it will be finished very soon. Michael was beyond helpful and accommodating with every single question we had and any issues that arose throughout our stay. He is such a great host and a lovely person too. He couldnt have done more to make our stay So wonderful! Thanks again for such a fantastic experience!

    December 2013
    Michael & Joel
    Response from Michael & Joel:

    My favorite honeymooners from Down Under!

  • My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and we loved it! The place has an amazing outdoor private patio with a table and lounge chairs, perfect for enjoying the breathtaking view. Also we enjoyed watching the sunset from the balcony in the living room. We had everything we needed and the place was very comfortable, including the king size bed. The a/c worked well and quickly. It is in a great location - a short 10 minute walk to many restaurants in the romantic zone, and a 5 minute walk to the beach, and there is a convenient store and beer/liquor store 2 minutes away. I highly recommend staying here. We had a great experience, and the host is very nice and attentive. (fyi - not great for people with physical disabilities since there are stairs into the property and a 2 block incline returning from the restaurants. I however am 5 months pregnant and had no issues at all).

    November 2013
  • We only had one night in Puerto Vallarta and chose to stay at Joel and Michaels. We were so pleased that we did. The place was lovely. Very clean, and much better than even the photos and description showed. The bed was HUGE and so comfortable. A lovely retreat to come back to from the town and beach. I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone coming to Puerto Vallarta. We will certainly be back. Thanks guys.

    November 2013
    Michael & Joel
    Response from Michael & Joel:

    Steve, thanks for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed our place - and the bed! I am a total bed snob, which I guess is a characteristic we share! :-) LOL

  • My wife and I recently enjoyed a great stay at Michael and Joel's condo. Although frequent visitors to Puerto Vallarta this was our first occasion to stay in the historic heart of the city. The apartment was ideal for this purpose. It was spotlessly clean, comfortable and quiet, while less than 10 minutes walk to the charm, the restaurants and the activity of Old Town.

    The communication with Michael was excellent from booking through post-departure follow-up. We availed ourselves of their airport pick-up and drop-off service, which was very convenient. We were delighted to find two cold beers in the fridge awaiting our arrival, which we enjoyed on the large terrace off the bedroom.

    WiFi was fast and they have truly thought of everything to make your stay convenient and enjoyable, including a prepaid cell phone for local calls. We took advantage of the restaurant recommendations in their guest binder and particularly enjoyed dinners at Bistro Teresa (right next door) and Casa Isabel (spectacular views) and breakfast at Coco's Kitchen.

    Those with mobility or cardio issues may find the location challenging. The condo is situated on the side of a steep hill and access from town is either via climbing a lengthy set of stairs or walking alongside the highway to Mismaloya. There are also several stairs from the front gate of the building down to the unit (no elevator). While these were not an issue for us, they may pose a challenge for some elderly guests or those with health issues. When planning our day's itinerary and outings we made an effort to avoid the need for repeated climbs back up the hill.

    Micheal and Joel were not in town during our stay, but they have a very attentive and responsive property management team who not only made us feel very welcome but who also helped us with our luggage on arrival and departure and promptly attended to a hot water issue during our stay.

    We enjoyed our stay immensely and look forward to returning in future.

    November 2013
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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.
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