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Vallarta Vida A 1700 s.f., 2 bdrm loft-like PENTHOUSE in Old Vallarta!

Harvey Malinsky

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Harvey Malinsky

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Vallarta Vida A 1700 s.f., 2 bdrm loft-like PENTHOUSE in Old Vallarta!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Photos and Description

Zona Romantica's newest building (2012) steps to everything in old town!

TREAT YOURSELF TO A FABULOUS STAY IN PUERTO VALLARTA! A 5+ star accommodation........from as little as $175/night, depending on the season.

'Vallarta Vida', is Romatic Zona's newest loft style 1700 sq. ft. 2 bedroom Penthouse condo in the heart of Old Town Vallarta. Located on a quiet street just a leisurely stroll away from the very best restaurants, bars, boutiques & other shopping to suit every taste, palette and budget, 'Vallarta Vida' is located in the Old Vallarta you hear about with its cobbled streets and red brick rooftops covered with bouganvillia of every variety. Just 3 short blocks to the ocean and the 'Malecon', PV's famous ocean side esplanade, you will enjoy an easy walk to everything that Vallarta has to offer with no hills to climb and absolutely no need to drive or taxi.

'Vallarta Vida's' interior space and furnishings were professionally designed by Paul K Stewart of Projekt Home, Toronto, Canada, and handcrafted by local Mexican Artisans.

The fully equipped cook's kitchen includes a centre island gathering spot with 5 stools, granite countertops, stainless steel cook top, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, wine frig & micro-wave oven.

Adjoining the kitchen is the tastefully and comfortably furnished family room, a perfect reading/quiet area or gathering spot for guests while you test your culinary skills in the kitchen. A walk-out to a comfortably furnished patio provides inviting moments of quiet escape as you enjoy the mountainous vistas.

The 12' ceilings adds to the spaciousness of the combined living/dining room providing the appropriate setting for a magnificent dining table with comfortable seating for 10-12. It is the perfect setting for those quieter more intimate evenings for you and yours or for those larger dinner parties with family and friends.

After dinner, continue your evening by retreating to the adjoining custom designed and comfortably appointed living space, the perfect gathering spot. An entertainment system with a 52' TV (Shaw Cable & a blue ray player included) will provide you with background music to enhance the atmosphere or high definition television viewing. A surround sound bar is also available allowing you to plug in your smart phones to access your personal music. A few steps onto the balcony exposes you to the lights and the near & distant sounds of residential Old Vallarta.

Both bedrooms are furnished with locally crafted headboards & bedside tables highlighted by artistic hand blown glass lamps, clock radios with IPod docking stations & 42' TV's. Plenty of closet space and ensuite baths featuring marble floors, showers & countertops will add to the enjoyment of your vacation.

The Master bedroom has the advantage of a walkout to a large balcony shared with the living room.

A 2 piece guest bath adjoins the living areas for the convenience of your guests. Both sofas provide additional sleeping accommodation.

The lighting features throughout have been designed to enhance your desired atmosphere, with most lights on dimmers. Each room has ceiling fans and air conditioning units for your comfort.

A stacked front loading washer/dryer are included and there is an underground parking spot that can accommodate 2 cars parked in tandem.

The controlled access security includes entry intercom, security service and cameras. A water purification system means no bottles of water required, drink right from the tap. Free local, Canada & US telephone service as well as high speed wifi is also provided.

The breath taking 360 degree view from the rooftop terrace, which is just 1 level away, encompasses the ocean, downtown Vallarta, the magnificent mountains and lush jungle. The infinity pool, 2 hot tubs, fire pit and 3 separate living areas are there for your vacation enjoyment.

Come experience Old Town Vallarta with 'Vallarta Vida' as you home!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Harvey Malinsky (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Harvey Malinsky

We are both professionals, born and raised in Toronto, and enjoying life as it should be enjoyed with children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. We own and love our warm comfortable home in the heart of the city and truly enjoy all of the amenities that are so easily accessible to us.

Our home in Puerto Vallarta is a reflection of our Toronto life style and enjoyment which we would like to share with others. If you are looking for a very special home for your escape, either alone or with family and/or friends, you do not need to look further. You have found it with us.

Harvey Malinsky purchased this condo in 2012

Why Harvey Malinsky chose Puerto Vallarta

If there's one street in Zona Romantica that's made for shoppers, it's Basilio Badillo found between Pino Suárez and Insurgentes.

Discover this local secret where you can find the very best in art, the most captivating jewelry (Cielito Lindo and A Touch of Gold), great clothes, scarves and handbags (Que Mona), lovely manta and colorful talavera and so much more.

This street has always had the moniker “Restaurant Row” since, even to this day, you won’t go hungry on Basilio Badillo. Popular places, ethnic eateries, local comidas corridas (with a daily menu at a low price), bakeries, seafood and meat, it’s all there.

Take your time to explore this trendy neighborhood. You may find yourself coming here time and again. No taxis needed unless you are venturing off for a major excursion.

From Vallarta 399, you are 3 blocks to Los Muertos Beach and the Malecon, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the ocean to the newer part of PV.

Here are a few quotes from travel sites that reflect our sentiments about Zona Romantica.

...“There is a special spirit in the air, which will add something special into your heart. Well .. everywhere :-)” ...

“I love this area of Puerto Vallarta. It is the funky & eclectic area that many visitors miss. It is a MUST SEE area of town, Easily walk-able, safe and full of great restaurants, bars, cafes, shopping, galleries, beach bars, you name it.... it is all here. Great hotels and vacation rentals... so you will not even have to take a taxi to get to cool places. Come and explore the coolest area of Puerto Vallarta.”...

“This place is like New Orleans French Quarter. During the day it's bustling with workers and the business of the city. At night, the lights give it an atmosphere that lends to romantic walks and visits to restaurants and bars you may have missed during the day.”

What makes this condo unique

The roof top terrace and with its amazing amenities and mesmerizing views feels like an extension of our home being accessible within less than 1 minute by way of 1 flight of stairs or an elevator ride. Our WIFI is often available on the rooftop.

Walk out the door and you are on a street with no inclines.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Appreciated my stay at your wonderful Condo, everything, including the rooftop amenities with the infinity pool, the hot tubs, the people, the closeness to everything.....all of it exceeded my expectations. The Condo was so comfortable, filled with the comforts of home, that we ended up spending a more time relaxing and unwinding inside, than we thought we would, enjoying the comforts of your home. It truly was an amazing 2 week escape.
Jan 2015
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Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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based on 8 traveler reviews

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Vallarta Vida A 1700 s.f., 2 bdrm loft-like PENTHOUSE in Old Vallarta!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

3 gals, perfect home, perfect location, perfect 2 weeks.

  • 5 of 5

Stunning, elegant, exquisite are just a few words to describe my recent stay at the Vallarta Vida condo complex. Our penthouse condo (#604) featured an open floor plan with a large living room, dining area and kitchen opening onto a spacious terrace which faced the mountains giving us incredible sunset views nightly. Our luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 bath units had impressive high ceilings and the décor took advantage of all the beautiful Mexican colors with authentic artisans’ pieces throughout. As well, we were provided with air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout, purified water system, private laundry room with a full size washer & dryer, free local and long distance phone service and a fabulous gourmet kitchen with all the conveniences one could possibly want.

On the roof top with its infinity pool was the perfect place to relax each afternoon after daily outings into the heart of PV. The roof top (whether in the pool or not) provides dramatic views of the ocean, Puerto Vallarta and mountains while one sunbaths on the open air terrace or lounges in the covered patio areas. The condo complex itself is located in the heart of the old town district allowing us to walk everywhere and take advantage of excellent restaurants, night life, cultural events, galleries, clothing and handicraft stores, as well as the famous Malecón (promenade).

Serenity awaits you in this light-filled penthouse condo and you will instantly fall in love with this little piece of heaven in Puerto Vallarta’s Zona Romantica. It is a vacation I will not soon forget and it is all due to my glorious accommodations and the warm friendly atmosphere I enjoyed daily everywhere I went. Take yourself there someday you will not regret it – Susan Linton

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Whether you want the beach, a pool, restaurants, or to cook your meals this place is perfect. 2-3 blocks to the beach and great restaurants. People are so friendly and I felt so safe in the area - even walking alone at night.

The condo is gorgeous. It's clean, fully stocked with laundry facilities in the unit, and everything you need. Lots of room for the entire family, great views if the mountainside from the balcony, Canadian TV, wifi and even local and North America calling for free. What hotel can you get that at?

The pool area was far superior to any resort. Quiet, comfy chairs, umbrellas for shade, sitting areas partially covered, tables to enjoy and outdoor meal and of course AMAZING views of Bandaras Bay. Even saw whales splashing and playing one day. Oh and I can't forget the sunsets. Absolutely stunning.

I'm usually a cruiser and hate all inclusive resorts. This was the perfect blend. Did a few excursions close by (taxis are cheap), ate where we wanted and when we wanted and walked to great shopping and beaches. No schedule made condo vacationing worth while.

I plan to go back again and maybe for longer. Or more often.

Thanks for such a great vacation. I think I'm now in love with PV.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with Natasha and her family in our vacation home. Maybe next time we will be able to share a little more time together over a frozen margherita in one of your newly discovered favorite restaurants. Look forward to having you back.

Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Harvey was fantastic in managing the rental process and very helpful every step along the way. This was our first time travelling to PV for vacation and Harvey was also a wealth of information on things to do in the area.

Check-in and out was very smooth and thorough.

The condo is HUGE, so much room to lounge and relax in. No one gets in each others hair when you can all have you room to chill out in. It is beautifully decorated and has an amazing kitchen.

The kitchen has more gadgets and tools then my own kitchen back home. Just amazing - we did not lack for anything during our stay.

This unit is also walking distance from EVERYTHING you could ever want to do. And if you walk for hours, its only about a $5-$10 cab ride back. Central location made this vacation very enjoyable.

Because the condo is set back on Manuel M Dieguez vs fronting on Basilo Badillio it also meant it was very quiet in the unit and on the balconies despite the hustle and bustle on the other side of the block. This was a very pleasant surprise.

The roof was incredible and the photos do not do it justice - amazing salt water pool and always room to lounge. It was never crowded on the roof during our stay and we stayed over Easter and American March Break. There is also a BBQ on the roof that can be booked for lovely meals overlooking the city.

The maid did an excellent job of cleaning and it was a luxury to have laundry on-site. We WAY over-packed considering we could just wash clothes in the condo.

The vonage and wifi worked perfectly during our stay and we had no issues with TV (didn't watch it much).

Our favourite spots to eat close by: Fajita Republic and the Fish Shack (two for one mojitos!). Don't forget to find the churro stand - we had an adventure trying to find it :)

We can't wait to find the time to come and stay again.

Thank you Harvey and Chris for sharing your vacation home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the amazing review. We truly enjoy it when we hear comments like yours that reflect the pride of ownership that we have in our property. You and your family are welcome back at any time.
Minneapolis, MN

The Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Harvey was great in arranging our visit. It was a bit of a splurge with just two of us staying there, but so well worth it. I've been to PV 8 or 9 times and these are the best accommodations hands down.

CHECK-IN - They were right there to greet us and so helpful with getting us set up. If you have any issues, they are quick to take care of things. The ice maker didn't work for a couple of days (we could have cared less) and they were way more worried about getting it fixed that we were.

THE PLACE: SO MUCH ROOM! I was excited by the pictures, but you have to see it to believe it. Large bedrooms, fabulous bathrooms (and the extra 1/2 bath was a great extra), 2 sitting areas w/ pull out beds (great because we had a friend join us for 5 days), kitchen with everything you would need and a dining room table built for entertaining (we so wanted to have a dinner party of 10) and a great patio for that evening cocktail. I can't believe the quality and decor package for a rental; truly amazing. It seems weird commenting on lighting for a vaca rental, but it too was amazing - everything dims and has a magical glow. The cool breezes at night are great; only used the AC a couple of times.

LOCATION: We didn't step into a cab except to/from the airport. Great walking everywhere! Different restaurants every night; easy walk to the beach, even easier walk to the nightlife! In the middle of everything, yet just far enough off that you don't get any of the noise. You don't miss having a place right on the beach at all!!!

COMMUNICATIONS: Unfortunately I had to work some while on vaca, so the Vonage line for calls to the US and the great working WiFi were perfect.

Thanks Harvey . . . I can't wait to stay at this place again!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Troy: Your 2 weeks in Puerto Vallarta seemed to have come and gone very quickly. It is very exciting for us as owners to hear that you enjoyed our vacation home and location as much as we do. When we designed the furniture and finishings, we wanted a home that was warm, comfortable and inviting, which seems to be the way you viewed it LOL. Cozy for 1700 s.f.! We look forward to having you return again next year.....or before if you like. Harvey & Chris
On a ranch in the Hill Country of Texas

Romantic Zone

  • 5 of 5

We could tell from the pictures that it was a beautiful place, but it exceeded all hopes. The owner was very helpful in getting us set up, answering questions, etc. The listing was very complete in outlining everything there was to know about the apartment, and it was all true. New, clean, modern. PV is very compact and noisy, but the location is just on the edge. You know you are in a city, but protected from the loudest traffic noise. Plus, the unit is fairly soundproof. We had 4 days by ourselves, then joined by another couple. Plenty of room for either togetherness or privacy. Wonderful ammenities, the lighting was fabulous, the kitchen called out for having a dinner party. The master bed is the best ever. Great view to the mountain, patio was great for coffee in the morning and coctails in the evening. Too sunny in the day, but I suspect as the sun moves further north in the spring and summer, it will be perfect. The saturday farmers market is just there, 1/2 block away, and not to be missed. Also the Saturday market at the community center was great. The owner has provided a book outlining directions for the apartment and good nearby restaurants. We walked everywhere, thus I managed not to gain weight even though I ate everything in sight. All in all, a great experience and worthy splurge. I definitely would go again.

MB, Horseshoe Bay Texas

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being in the heart of Zona Romantica and not being hammered by the sounds of the local night clubs is definitely one of the benefits that we enjoy about our vacation home. We are able to leave the sliding glass doors open all night and not be bombarded by the sounds of the clubs.
Shaun Featherstone

Astonishing Penthouse in a Zona Romantica!

  • 5 of 5

I spent an inordinate amount of time looking for a suitable rental for a last minute trip to PV. As soon as I saw the specs for PV's most stylist and modern condo complex - V399 - I pulled out all the stops in the hope that we'd find a suitable and affordable rental in the complex.

Harvey - the co-owner of Vida - was generous with his time, answering emails within the day and happy to answer text or phone call with answers to my questions. We felt rather spoiled when he arranged for one of the property managers - Armando - to meet us on arrival. (Wish we'd have tapped this lovely chap for more information on restaurants and activities).

However beautiful the photos or this Penthouse are, and they are beautiful, I was totally unprepared for the level of luxury that awaited us inside. This is a relatively new and modern unit, it has all the lavish comfort that one might expect of a 5* Resort. Unlike those resorts though, Vida truly feels like your home for the time you're there!

The rooms are massive, the entire place was spotlessly clean throughout. I'm a big cook, and the kitchen is the best stocked I've even seen in a holiday rental. (I'm loathed to say, it was a little wasted on me, but hey I was on holiday!) The bedrooms were are equipped with an array of beautiful furnishings that again add a homely touch. Bathrooms are spacious and well designed and the showers in particular are huge and the shower itself was luxurious to say the least!

The verandas offer an enchanting view of the southern hillsides of PV. Although we were out everyday doing various activities, Whale-watching, water taxis and hiking along the coasts, Botanic Gardens - easily reached by the myriad of buses that pick up and drop off only a block away - we took great delight watching the dusk and the bats and hawks circle over town from the verandas. Truly blissful.

The rooftop pool and jacuzzis are sensational, and feel truly 5-star! The infinity pool - saline filtered so no red-eye - is a sight to behold and easily one of the best features of V399. I challenge anyone to not feel like they're on vacation bobbing in this pool and looking out onto old PV. Loungers are somewhat limited but a little patience guaranteed us a spot every afternoon. Although we didn't take advantage of it, the outdoor kitchen was popular for larger groups. Next time me thinks!

In short, one of the extraordinary holiday homes one could ever wish for! Thank you Harvey and Chris for sharing such a place!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed our vacation home as it was meant to be enjoyed. We look forward to having you back again next year.


Car: not necessary

From the front door of Vallarta 399, there are no hills to climb and no need for taxis. You are in the very heart of Old Vallarta, just steps away from the very best restaurants, bars, boutiques & other shopping to suit every taste, palette and budget. This is the Old Vallarta you hear about with cobbled streets and red brick rooftops covered with bouganvillia of every variety and only 3 short blocks to the ocean.


Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 11 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 2 2016 - Apr 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Please contact us for confirmation of rates.

Please inquire about exceptions to the minimum 7 night stay.

Acceptable forms of payment include bank drafts, credit card & PayPal. Fees are the responsibility of the renters. (3.5-4%)

Special monthly and multi-monthly rates are available upon request.

Check-out 11:00 a.m. Check-in 4:00 p.m.

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Puerto Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 6 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Each bedroom features a king sized complimented by distressed wood headboards and an American, NOT Mexican, king sized bed. 2 matrimonial sized pull out sofas are provided in the living room and in the family room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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