LA IGUANA DEL MOLINO: YOUR PASSPORT TO PARADISE-LUXURIOUS BEACHFRONT CONDOMINIUM

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Joseph A Villalona

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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LA IGUANA DEL MOLINO: YOUR PASSPORT TO PARADISE-LUXURIOUS BEACHFRONT CONDOMINIUM

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms; Sleep 6

La Iguana del Molino is a luxurious beachfront condominium located in the Residencial Molino de Agua in the Zona Romantica of Puerto Vallarta by the Rio Cuale and the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains. It is just steps away from world-class restaurants, art galleries, shopping, beaches and the Blue Chairs. Stroll a few minutes on the boardwalk and enjoy Vallarta malecon with its Seahorse and famous Sergio Bustamante's sculptures and exciting nightlife... no taxi needed.

If you are a nature enthusiast or simply seek tranquility, this is the place for you. From the main terraces watch iguanas foraging in the canopy of an enormous rubber tree or watch pelicans and albatrosses flying over the water of Bandera Bay by Los Muertos Beach. Have friends over for cocktails and enjoy the breath taking unobtrusive view of the Puerto Vallarta's sunsets. The lights of the city glow as the sun sets and you prepare to watch the nightly fireworks from your terrace. You just landed in Paradise.

Welcome to La Iguana Del Molino: Now is the time to take part in an exotic, exclusive vacation experience at one of the most prestigious vacation rentals at Residencial Molino de Agua in the Zona Romántica of Puerto Vallarta. Specific tailored concierge services at an additional cost are available upon request, e.g., airport pick-up/drop-off, private cook, etc. Please inquire when booking.

Suitability: No spring break students, no smoking, no pets

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Joseph A Villalona

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My partner and I have been living in Chicago for more than a decade, and felt the need to escape the blustering winter months and find refuge in one of our favorite vacation destinations: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We always feel right at home every time we land in Vallarta. This Pacific coastal city has managed to keep its charming colonial feeling amid the modern developments. It has the perfect balance of fabulous weather, culture, entertainments and world-class renowned restaurants.

In 2001 my partner mentioned a wonderful little hotel in the heart of the romantic zone called Hotel Molino de Agua. He had stayed at this place in the late 80?s and thought I would like it. We packed our bags and headed to Hotel Molino de Agua with friends. We thought this was one of the most tranquil and peaceful places that we have ever vacationed.

Years later, after traveling extensively around the world, we wanted to return to the jungle enclave in the middle of the Zona Romantica. To my amazement, surprise and shock, my Google search revealed Residencies Molino de Agua, a brand new high-rise condominium development, instead of Hotel Molino de Agua. This is where we first came in contact with AMPI realtor Taniel Chemsian with the firm Timothy Real Estate Group. Taniel confirmed that indeed Hotel Molino de Agua was sold and in it’s place were the final stages of construction of the stunning condominium Residencias Molino de Agua .

A year or so passed before my partner and I decided to play with the idea of finding a home away from home to retire and Molino de Agua was the place.

Joseph A Villalona purchased this condo in 2010

It is centrally located. It is walking distance to restaurants; shopping; beach; local markets etc.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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La Iguana del Molino: Your Passport to Paradise-Luxurious Beachfront Condominium
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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La Iguana del Molino: Your Passport to Paradise-Luxurious Beachfront Condominium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357430
(773) 271-6550 (Illinois, USA)
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We were very disappointed when the condo we had rented for 3 years in El Molino de Agua was sold. Knowing we wanted to stay in this beautiful building we started looking at other condos to rent. We found Joseph and John’s place. It looked beautiful in the pictures and it was even lovelier when we arrived. The place was spectacular (the pictures don’t do it justice). The artwork is beautiful and the furnishings very high end. We enjoyed having a modern high tech kitchen and the bedrooms were extremely comfortable for 3 couples.

We spent the week between Christmas and New Years here. New Years Eve we dined on the outdoor terrace and enjoyed a great view of the fireworks at midnight. PV outdid itself this year! The owners even supplied us with champagne flutes for our celebration.

Restaurants we recommend for dinner include La Leche, Rio Grande, and El Arrayan, and for lunch; Tacon de Marlin and Burros on the Beach (great seafood nachos, guacamole, and fresh squeezed juice in 2 for 1 cocktails).

We love the place so much we are considering coming back. John and Joseph were very easy to work with and very helpful. We are thankful they were willing to share their home with us.

Happy New Year!

Andy
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: A Happy New Year to you too Andy! We are so pleased that you and your party enjoyed your stay over New Years. We thank you for the kind words and a lovely review. What a perfect place to stay for a holiday celebration. We are glad that you mentioned that you found the unit comfortable for three adult couples. With everyone having their own private bedroom, bathroom, closets, televisions and separate individual air-conditioning controls, we find that most guests enjoy these comforts as good if not better than a hotel stay.

Sounds as though you used all of the amenities of this three thousand plus square foot condo. The reviews of the restaurants are helpful for future guests. We enjoy most of your recommendations as well. We hope you do intend on being our rental guests in the future. Here are some other restaurants that we like when we are in PV and we would like to pass them along in case you would like to try them. Dinner, Trio, Teatro Limon, Archies Wok. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, Daiquiri Dick’s and one of our favorite breakfast spot is Coco’s Kitchen. All of these restaurants have reviews on Trip Advisor web sites. As always, thank you for being our guest in our home away from home.

Cheers,

Joseph & John
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(773) 271-6550 (Illinois, USA)
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
5

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
We could not have been happier with this property! The condo itself is perfectly spacious, tastefully decorated and has all of the high end updates you would expect. In addition to the great living space, the pool is one of the best in PV, and you definately can not beat the location. You are literally steps from some of the best restaurants and nightlife PV has to offer. AND you can watch the beautiful pacific sunset from the enormous outdor living space.

I highly recommend this property - we have already booked a second trip!

See you in PV!
Owner's Response: Dear Edward and Paul,
Thank you for the great review and kind words!
Your rental contract is in, we are happy to have you return and stay at our place once again. What you have written captured what we also love about the unit and PV. The second time around only proves to be a better experience. You will already know what to expect, and enjoy your vacation at our home away from home even more. You can look forward to many more beautiful sunsets in your near future. Thank you again for your continued patronage :-)
Best regards, Joseph and John
Helpful votes: 1/1
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La Iguana del Molino: Your Passport to Paradise-Luxurious Beachfront Condominium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357430
(773) 271-6550 (Illinois, USA)
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
Mercer Island, WA, USA
5

It doesn't get any better than this!

It doesn't get any better than this!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Tomorrow is the last day of our two week vacation and I hate to see it come to an end. This condo is perfect! Walk everywhere, great food, amazing view, excellent staff, we couldn't ask for more. Joseph and John are a dream to work with. We'll be back for sure!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Renee,

We are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your vacation in our condo. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and generous thoughts on your last day. It is always very nice to deal with people like you who make it practically effortless for us to make your stay as best we can. Please know, that you and your family are always welcome to return to our home away from home anytime. Thank you :-)

Joseph and John
business
La Iguana del Molino: Your Passport to Paradise-Luxurious Beachfront Condominium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357430
(773) 271-6550 (Illinois, USA)
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
Pacific Palisades, CA
5

We'll be back

We'll be back
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
This place is A+ in every way. Not only is the location ideal but the accommodations are gorgeous and John and Joseph are so easy to work with. We were given clear details as to what to do from the minute we left the airport so no guessing. The staff at the complex is friendly and helpful. Our trip just couldn't have been better.

Our group consisted of 4 adults from 30s to 60s. We had no problems finding activities that appealed to all of us. We all enjoyed the Vallarta Food Tour which met right across the street from the complex. It was three hours of easy walking with lots of stops to sample various foods from the area. It also gives you a bit of history of the foods and PV.

We dined out every night going twice to Joe Jack's Fish Shack. There are so many restaurants within walking distance that it's hard to decide where you want to go but we all enjoyed the above and La Palapa.

We will definitely be back.
Owner's Response: Dear Cheryl,

Your review was very gracious and much appreciated. We are very glad that you appreciated the details in the welcome package as well as our home. It does take the guess work out of what to expect. We are glad that all of you found activities suited for all. Having guests like you and your family made it pleasurable for us to work with you also. We would be delighted to have you and your family return as our rental guests in the future to our home away from home. Once again, thank you for your patronage and looking forward to hearing from you in the near future. Best regards, Joseph and John
business
La Iguana del Molino: Your Passport to Paradise-Luxurious Beachfront Condominium
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357430
(773) 271-6550 (Illinois, USA)
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
5

Dream home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
Just an incredible vacation in an absolutely dream location! I have been to PV 8 times and I decided to bring two other couples of friends on their first visit to PV. This was the first time I rented a condo in PV and WOW did we strike it BIG!!! We were 3 couples in 3000 sq.ft of the most beautifully decorated condo I have ever been and on top of it all ,here we were facing the Pacific ocean with all it's splendour!! We had to pinch oursevles several times a day to make sure we were alive an actually living these incredible moments. We had wonderful "gourmet cooks" in our group and we made supper 4 out of 7 nights...dinning on the beautiful patio ...the kitchen is amazingly well equipped if you are into doing your own cooking, gas range, huge BBQ,accessories etc..We actually had our best suppers at the condo! The personnel at the security, the housekeepers, the grounds crew etc were all so friendly and professional. Carlos , the property manager , greeted us on arrival and was so helpful ,kind and professional etc.. The pool is amazing if you are into swimming, plenty of room to do your excercise! The building is extremely clean and the grounds are very impressive, a real botonical garden! The location of this building is a very big plus. It is in the heart of the old city ,right on the waterfront of the best beach ,Playa Los Muertos...you can't beat this. If you want to experience the life of the "rich and famous" this is the place! We were 3 couples living very comfortably in this condo and when you share together in all the costs it makes for a very luxurious vacation at a very affordable price! Of course everyone has to pitch in with the chores etc..:)!! The master bedroom is out of sight! We had a lottery amongst us to see who would get to sleep in this room!! This really beats the "all inclusive hotels etc.."Thank you so much Joseph and John for giving us the opportunity to experience your beautiful home and hope that we may return in the future! From Alain, Hélène, Claire,Donald, Marie and Martin from Canada!! Adios amigos!!
Owner's Response: Dear Alain,

Wow! For someone like you who has been to PV as many times as you have been and found your first condo rental experience at our home is to be considered the "coup de grâce" for you. It was very thoughtful of you to mention how pleased you were. We are pleased to know that you found the kitchen to be to your complete satisfaction. Sounds like you good folks took full advantage of the cooking amenities and experienced entertaining from the balcony and it's aesthetics.

We loved the idea that you had a democratic system of having a lottery of who would stay in the master bedroom. You folks really know how to make your stay enjoyable and finding fun ideas to make everyone happy. We are simply delighted that you noticed all of the wonderful details regarding the property, etc. We hope that all of you will return to our home away from home in the near future. Thank you again, Alain, Hélène, Claire, Donald, Marie and Martin. Best regards, Joseph and John
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Car: not necessary

9.4 km or 5.8 miles from Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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Availability & Rates

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season I
Jan 5 2014 - May 2 2014
$430
7 nights
 
 
Low Season I
May 3 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$360
7 nights
 
 
High Season II
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 22 2014
$430
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$595
7 nights
 
 
High Season III
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
$430
7 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$595
7 nights
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 5 2015 - May 3 2015
$430
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$2,485
$8,700
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fifty (50) percent due within 5 days of booking and the 50% balance is due 30 days prior to check-in date except during Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year week when is due 60 days prior to check-in date.
Damage Deposit: A damage deposit of USD$500.00 is required as an authorization on a valid credit card. All guests are required to submit a valid credit card regardless of their payment method.
Notes Minimum stay 7 nights
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Amenities

Puerto Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3021 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms equipped with hair dryers; lighted make-up mirrors; complete assortment of luxury 'Green Tea' spa products (shampoo, conditioner, bath bar soap, facial soap and body lotion); facial tissues; Q-tips;cotton balls; 100% cotton towels. Top of the line Kohler fixtures in all bathrooms. The shower areas are encapsulated in glass and marble with an abundance of lighting. Floors in the bathrooms and throughout the unit are surfaced with highly polished marble.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , walk-in closet; mountain view; 40-in flat cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , mountain view; 40-in flat cable TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 32-in cable TV, and closets
  • Master Bedroom and second bedroom have separate private balconies with seating overlooking mountain and jungle views. The balconies have an assortment of four foot blooming bougainvillea to ensure privacy. Perfect enclave to get away in the mid afternoon to read a favorite novel or listening or watching birds with the units own waterproof/fog-proof binoculars. Warm breezes are common place through the cross ventilation from both balconies and both terraces . Watch the mountains come alive at night with the glow of surrounding condominiums swimming pools. All three bedrooms are sophisticated and interior decorated with all specialized hand crafted furniture. In addition, each bedroom has ceiling fans, central air conditioning with individual room controls and flat screen TV's with cable TV service. Master bedroom walk-in closet has combination safety deposit box and jacuzzi overlooking the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Walkway to Water
  • Gazebo ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
Notes:
Olympic heated saline water infinity pool; Vonage phone for unlimited long distance to the US and Canada and a second line for unlimited local calling within Puerto Vallarta; electronically lift/hide-away 60 in flat screen TV with digital cable service, Blu-ray DVD/CD player, iPod dock with surround sound in the living room and terraces; high-speed wireless Internet connection; First Aid kit; housekeeping twice per week, optional visits available. In addition to the indoor kitchen, take advantage of the luxury granite topped outdoor kitchen with a 30' Kitchen Aid barbeque gas grill and all of the necessary features an outdoor kitchen has to offer. This outdoor kitchen terrace is situated above the infinity pool and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Separate dining table for eight. A highly desirable place to dine al-fresco and see the city mountains and a lovely landscaped green common area. The adjoining separate terrace allows you to watch the sunset and enjoy cocktails with friends.

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