HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT LUXURY IN THE CENTER OF TOWN.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT LUXURY IN THE CENTER OF TOWN.

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

MY WONDERFUL HOME, which I have named Home Of The Dolphins (Casa De Los Delfines) is directly on the water overlooking the Malecon. It is situated in the middle of Puerto Vallarta 2 blocks from the main plaza, Plaza Grande, and because of that is walking distance to virtually every shop, restaurant and attraction that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Its perfect for parties of up to 4 people, and of course is completely air-conditioned.

THE VIEW IS FABULOUS, looking south all the way down the coast to Cabo Corrientes and north all the way to Punta Mita, the northernmost point of Banderas Bay. The dolphins delight in swimming directly in front of my terraza every day (hence the name 'Home Of The Dolphins'), and early in the morning the local oyster divers collect their day’s catch on the rich reef in the crystal blue waters directly in front of my home. With its abundant underwater sea life, snorkeling and swimming are unsurpassed in this area.

BOTH BEDROOMS HAVE OCEANFRONT VIEWS, and the sunsets are truly amazing. If you are like me, you will spend both mornings on my main terrace, drinking your coffee and eating your breakfast watching the divers work and seeing the various seabirds hunt for their morning meal, and your evenings eating dinner at my handmade dining table which is situated outside on the covered balcony.

The colorful waterfall fountain with its koi carp on my balcony can only accent the delight you will experience while taking in the 180 degree view of the ocean and coastline from one end of the bay to the other. Every night there is a fireworks display that is mounted from the Spanish galleon named the Marigalante, and usually the ship passes about 500 feet away from my balcony when it starts its show.

There are 2 bedrooms each with its own separate bathroom. The bathrooms are all hand-crafted in marble. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, and the second bedroom has a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have cable TV and DVD players.

HAND HEWN GRANITE countertops accent the custom designed kitchen, which is complete and has all the amenities to make preparation of meals a delight. UV Filtered water, Microwave, Blender, Coffee maker, 6 Burner gas stove, Large side by side refrigerator and dishwasher are all there, and various spices are always on hand.

THE SWIMMING POOL is located on the roof of the building, just one floor above me, and the water is always warm and the view is unforgettable.

We also have Free Long Distance Telephone, Hi Speed Internet DSL with the wireless option, so just bring your laptop and plug in or connect through your wireless connection and you are ready to go surf the Internet or call home at no charge anytime of the day or night.

!!Things To Do!!

Virtually every water sport is available for you here in Puerto Vallarta. Also, there are horseback rides that take you back into the jungle where you will see waterfalls and flocks of parrots flying overhead. Golf is a major attraction here with several world-class courses. There are canopy tours in the jungle, you can visit the set of 'Terminator', and you can also swim with the dolphins, race mini cars and go to the local Seaworld, where the kids will have a great time. There are concerts every night by local artists in the main plaza, flea markets galore and special events where the local people from areas outside of Puerto Vallarta bring their local food and wares for you to taste and buy. There are numerous fabulous nightclubs and discos that are open until 4 in the morning, so you can dance the night away every night and never go to the same place twice.

Parking is secured under the building, as my condo has the only underground parking in the city center, and the building has 24-hour security personnel to serve you.

WE ALSO HAVE ONE of the best restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta located on the ground floor of our building facing the beach on the new Malecon. Its name is VITEA, and you will be delighted when you have your lunch or dinner there. It is truly a 4 star restaurant and believe me, their Margaritas are the BEST in town!

About the only detail I left out is that it takes 50% of the rental amount to confirm the booking and the rest is due 45 days prior to your arrival date. My property manager will greet you and show you around upon your arrival. Please email or call me to make arrangements.

PLEASE NOTE: When you are checking the availability calendar, if HOME OF THE DOLPHINS is not available for your desired dates, please look at my other wonderful home named PENTHOUSE OF THE DOLPHINS because it may be available for the dates that you want. It is located just one floor above Home Of The Dolphins on the roof and is simply fabulous! Its listing number is 116585. You will have a great time no matter which of my 2 great properties you choose for your vacation.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is bring your Smile and a Swimsuit to have a GREAT TIME!

Gracias from Your Owner!

Michel Rubini

Jan 4 - Mar 31 $350/nt Monthly: $9,000

Apr 1 - Apr 30 $300/nt Monthly: $7,000 (Easter Week $350/nt)

May 1 - May 30 $200/nt Monthly: $5,000 (Memorial Weekend: $250/nt)

Jun 1 - Oct 31 $195/nt Monthly: $5,000

Nov 1 - Dec 17 $250/nt Monthly: $5,500 ($300/nt Thanksgiving week)

Dec 18 - Jan 4 $500/nt (Christmas/New Years)

Regular Holidays: $350/nt (Spring Break Included)

Cleaning Fee Included. No Security Deposit Required. ---5 NIGHT MINIMUM PLEASE---

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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Hi, I'm Michel Rubini. the very happy owner of Home Of The Dolphins. I am a musician by trade, and I have been playing piano since I was 3 years old. I came to Puerto Vallarta in 2000 and fell in love with it immediately. I have been blessed with the good fortune to be able to live here with the wonderful Mexican people and share in their relaxed style of living, where everything slows down just a notch or two from the “hurry up” pace of America. To be able to sit on my terrace and view the ocean and listen to the sound of the birds and waves is a wonderfully relaxing experience that I look forward to every morning that I am here. I am very happy to be able to share my little piece of Heaven with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Aloha, Michel

The Owner purchased this condo in 2004

When I arrived at my future home, walked through the entrada of the building and looked out and saw the azure blue waters of the Pacific and the incredible view of Banderas Bay right in front of me, I fell in love immediately. Being in the center of this wonderful town, I knew that this was the best location in all of Puerto Vallarta. I couldn't resist it.

I Found Out that I could be just as secluded as I wanted as our building is very quiet, or I could enjoy a bounty of cultural and ethnic delights just by stepping outside. It was just up to me to decide what I would do on any given day, be a sun worshiper on the beach or at the pool, or join in the party that is always going on somewhere in this wonderful old colonial town. The views from my terrazas are unsurpassed, I can see the tourists strolling on the Malecon and I can also look out to the Pacific and see whales, dolphins, and even the oyster divers who like to work directly in front of home here.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
average rating of 4.876923 based on 65 reviews
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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
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Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
Alamo, California
5

As advertised

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Every thing it was supposed to be. The setting is absolutely wonderful and the deck is perfect for watching the day begin and for cocktails in the evening watching the sun set and the locals enjoying the Malecon. This is our third year and every year we have extended our stay. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and family. One of the best accomadations I have enjoyed
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
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Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
Helena, MT USA
5

Beautiful condo, beautiful views, fun location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We loved staying here... Michel was amazing with the whole process of getting everything booked and responding to questions. Sassia was also very sweet. The condo is beautiful and small touches like the Zapotec coasters and rugs gives such a mexican feel to the place. The security guards are amazing and friendly (we loved Alfredo!) and everything is right outside your door. The only drawback was we found that one of the bars was quite loud one night and there was also a flute player on the malecon who set up right outside one night that was not my family's cup of tea... Still, it did not sully our trip at all and I would stay here again in an instant. Besides the amazing ocean views where you can see the dolphins out splashing around, you can also people watch which can be a lot of fun. The vendors on the malecon will try to sell you stuff constantly but if you stay here long enough, they will remember you and leave you alone after a while. I do recommend staying here in PV because you will feel safe, the condo is very clean, Michel is an exceptionally kind person, you are within walking distance of everything you could need or want, the people in this part of town are very friendly, and you will have a great time. I don't know if I would have the same love I have for PV had I not stayed here!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
Santa Cruz, California
5

Another Wonderful Stay in PV

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We had such a wonderful stay in October that all we could do was get home and plan our next trip, and we definitely wanted to stay at Home of the Dolphins again.
The condo is perfectly located on the Malecon and walking distance to everything we wanted to do. It was fun to venture out even more on this visit and get more involved in local events and Farmer's markets.
The kitchen is pretty well set up, and we were able to cook some really nice meals and eat out less than our first visit...which is a little difficult as there are so many great restaurants in the area!
Our daughter was able to join us for the week and it was great for her to have such a lovely room and bathroom all to her self.
The dolphins and whales showed up and it was such a lovely experience for all of us.
We look forward to our next trip to PV and staying at the condo.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
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Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
5

Perfect PV Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Home of the Dolphins is a great vacation spot. It is perfectly located within walking distance of Old Town (Romantic Zone) and El Centro. We never needed to take a cab anywhere as we could easily walk. The condo is very clean, comfortable and wonderfully appointed and decorated (the pictures are accurate). The view is spectacular with unbelievable sunsets (we have pictures!), dolphins swimming by in the morning and pelicans and frigate birds overhead. There is a fountain on the balcony, which was a favorite drinking spot for birds. The condo is located right on the Malecon, which was great for both morning strolls and evening people watching. (You should be aware that the Malecon is noisy at night especially during holidays. It never really bothered us.) While we only used the bedroom unit as we kept the huge doors to the balcony open all the time, the air conditioning worked very well. The condo facilities are well maintained and the rooftop pool was lovely. It was never crowded and there were often other residents and guests to talk to. The wireless internet and VOIP phone also worked perfectly. There are laundry facilities right across the hall from the condo. If we needed something (which we rarely did) Sassia was great. She was very sweet and responsive. Michel was also very good to work with, concerned with our comfort, and answering all of our questions both before our arrival and during our visit within hours.

As we explored the area we found a number of good restaurants and shops. We especially liked Vitea, which is located in the building. A big bonus was the 10% discount card that came with the condo. The servers there are wonderful and the food is very good. We also enjoyed Joe Jack’s Fish Shack in Old Town and La Dolce Vita on the Malecon in Centro. You can also just wander Basillio Badillo in Old Town and find a number of great local restaurants. The Mexican coffee and coffee shops are great, but if you’re craving Starbucks (hey, we’re from Seattle) there is one about a 5 minute walk from the condo. We got some beautiful custom made silver earrings at Alberto’s on Ave Juarez 185 in Centro—just 2-3 blocks from the condo. They designed and made them in 3 days. It’s a 3-generation family run business. We also got some very interesting art pieces at Peyote People on Juarez 222.

We loved our stay at the Home of the Dolphins and will definitely return. We’d recommend it to anyone wanting to be in the heart of Puerto Vallarta.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
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Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
Issaquah, WA, USA
5

Home of the Dolphins -

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The Home of the Dolphins is absolutely beautiful. The views are tremendous. The Condo is spotless and spectacular! This is the second time my family has stayed at the Home of the Dolphins. We have visited the last two years and plan on going again in 2014. This summer, a few weeks before we were leaving I found out I had to have surgery. I was going to cancel but decided have the surgery and try and make it for the family. It was the best ever!! Even though I knew I would have to stay at the condo while my family toured around. It ended up being the most relaxing vacation ever. I sat on the patio all day and night it. In the morning it was so peaceful watching the dolphins swim and the fisherman catch the fresh seafood. At night it was a blast watching the entertainment and the people on the Malecon. I typically always have to work while I am on vacation however, there is nothing better than working remotely with the wireless on the open patio with the breeze and sound of the ocean!

We have also stayed at the Sunset Beach House a few times and that is a PARDISE all on its own. The pictures cannot even describe the tranquil beauty. We hope to get back there again soon as well! We have a small family so economically the Sunset Beach House is difficult for us. But I can tell you whatever property you can visit is well with the money the owner Michele is so easy to work with and accommodating on your schedules. His property managers have all been wonderful as well! We have stayed at one of Michele’s properties every time we have gone on a family vacation for the last eight years!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
PVR
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
beach
Car: not necessary

PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES: For those of you who feel like relaxing and stretching a bit, we have a a fine, certified Hatha Yoga Teacher that is available in the privacy of the condo. Just give her a call 24 hrs. in advance and she will sooth your body and mind.

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Availability & Rates

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
April
Apr 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$300
$7,500
5 nights
 
 
May
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$150
$4,500
7 nights
 
 
Jun 1 - Aug 31
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$195
$5,000
5 nights
 
 
Sep 1 - Sep 30
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$200
$5,000
5 nights
 
 
Oct 1 - Oct 31
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$250
$6,000
5 nights
 
 
Nov 1 - Dec 17
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 17 2014
$250
$6,000
5 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$500
7 nights
 
 
Jan 4 - Mar 31
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 31 2015
$350
$9,500
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$300
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.5%
Notes Regular Holidays: $350/nt (Spring Break Included)
Easter Week: $350/nt
Thanksgiving Week: $300/nt
Christmas/ New Years: $500/nt with a 7 night minimum.
---5 NIGHT MINIMUM PLEASE---

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Puerto Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Elevator
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), We also have a PacknPlay for your toddler....
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
• local activities guide • restaurant dining guide • local maps • fitness room • filtered water • linens provided • alarm clock • ceiling fans • staff • safe • hair dryer • paper towels • cold water dispenser • toilet paper • air-conditioning • towels provided • soaps - basic • laundry soap • massage • ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ DINING: For the finest in dining, VITEA, one of the very best restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta is located facing the ocean on the ground floor of our building. ******* I know that there are many Mexico vacation rentals, vacation condo rentals, pet friendly vacation rentals for you to look at, but I hope that you can see how wonderful my home truly is. It is my pleasure to help you in any way that I can.
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