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

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
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Joseph A Villalona (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Joseph A Villalona

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

Why Joseph A Villalona chose Puerto Vallarta

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

What makes this condo unique

No extra charge for WiFi, safety deposit box, A/C, early or late check-in or out, pool chairs, beach towels, cable TV, laundry or maid service.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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La Iguana del Molino: Your Passport to Paradise-Luxurious Beachfront Condominium
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 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

When only the best will do, this is it!

  • 5 of 5
This luxurious beachfront condo is the perfect retreat for rest & relaxation with its beautiful terrace overlooking the waterfront, pool and beautifully manicured grounds. The location, layout, amenities and service were impeccable! We have been going to PV for 30+ years and this property is a "10"!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
Chicago
5

Nothing short of SPECTACULAR

  • 5 of 5
WOW WOW WOW- Where do I begin? 2,500 characters could not be enough to give the complete rundown of this phenomenal property. From the moment I found this wonderful condo on the website, it was a fantastic vacation experience. The owners are so incredibly kind and accommodating and were so helpful in answering my questions regarding their little piece of paradise in Puerto Vallarta! This was a girls trip- in celebration of a very special birthday for me. I have been in love with Puerto Vallarta since the first time I touched down there 27 years ago. I have visited over 30 times. I wouldn't stay in any other location than in Old Vallarta. There is so much charm and you get the feel of MEXICO rather than being in a more commercialized area. Staying in this gorgeous condo provided us with the best of both worlds. Top notch accommodations in the heart of the most beautiful place in PV. The people of Vallarta are so warm and welcoming and everyone has a smile to offer. You will experience that the moment you walk out the door of the unit. The staff was so very welcoming and they made us feel right at home the moment we got out of the cab. We were given a tour of our unit upon our arrival and we had to contain ourselves from the excitement of seeing our home away from home for the first time. The unit is stunningly beautiful and there is not one thing that we would change as far as amenities and location of this gorgeous condo! The views are spectacular!! The bedding is plush and so relaxing and the washer and dryer were an added bonus as it was wonderful to come home with everything clean and ready to be put away. The sound system is phenomenal! The pool is so beautiful and the grounds are spa like. The best restaurants in Vallarta are within walking distance and the markets are as well. The location is one where anyone can safely venture out on their own to shop, go for a run, hit the beach, or just stroll the beautiful streets and chat with the locals. It was the first time in Vallarta for my friends and after about 10 minutes of arriving in the condo, they were ready to book our next trip! Of course, that made me smile from ear to ear! They caught the "bug!" There were big hugs and a few tears when we said our goodbyes to Vallarta and the wonderful staff. We are ready to book for next year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful oasis with us~ Best Birthday ever for me and I will always be most grateful for your kindness.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beth,

You have managed to capture the essence of the unit, everything from the grounds of the complex to the spirit of the staff and the locals who always have a smile and are quick to say hello. That’s important for future guest to know that people are friendly and they do smile. We notice that every time we are there. That is not an accident. We are so happy that you and your friends enjoyed yourselves in the little slice of paradise. We were flattered when you shared your birthday slide show with us. We were touched by how much love your girl friends fell for you. All of you will have fond memories for years to come. We are honored that you spent the time at our little venue to celebrate a special day. We knew from our initial discussion with you, that this was going to be special and we were eager to help you in any way. You manifested your dream and made it a reality.

Happy Birthday to one of our favorite guests! Best Wishes!

Joseph and John
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Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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
Mercer Island, WA, USA
5

It doesn't get any better than this!

It doesn't get any better than this!
  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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Art Walks Downtown
"Great walk to enjoy fine art in Vallarta."
Daiquiri Dick's
"One of my favorites spot for dinner. Great Margaritas, food and service. Nice place to watch..."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Playa Los Muertos- Back door exit of complex
Car: not necessary

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

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Availability & Rates

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Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season I
May 3 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$360
 
 
High Season II
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
High Season III
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 5 2015 - May 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
Low Season 2015
May 4 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$360
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,485
$8,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Minimum stay 7 nights

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Puerto Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3021 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
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:
  • Walkway to Water
  • Gazebo ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • 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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