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Puerto Vallarta's Dream Come True

Chuck Marso

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Chuck Marso

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Puerto Vallarta's Dream Come True

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Punta Esmeralda Condo Rental Photos and Description

Gorgeous View Of The Bay - 2 Bed/2 Bath With Private Beach!

At Alamar, you never have to worry about the basics... or the luxuries. We have it all. Our exclusive condominium offers all the amenities your heart desires: privacy,private pools (one at the condo and one at the beach), private beach club (did we mention the pool at the private beach?), private cabanas, the famous Sandzibar restaurant at the beach club, wifi, exercise/weight room, one-mile running/walking nature trail, jacuzzi's, infinity pool, and did we mention the spectacular views?! Views from the balcony of the entire Banderas Bay, views of the lush mountains, views from the pools, views from the beach... All bliss. Walking distance to the seasonal and famous La Cruz Market by the marina. The toughest decision you'll have to make is pool? beach? cabana by the pool on the beach? 8th floor balcony breeze? Life is easy at Alamar. Come relax and ENJOY!

Two bedrooms. Two baths. Sleeps 4. King size bed in the master suite and King size bed (which can be split into two twins) in the guest suite. Fully stocked kitchen (you simply provide the food). Maid service upon request. Airport pick-up and drop off service available. Satellite Cable TV. WiFi. Luxurious furnishings and linens.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Chuck Marso (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

About Chuck Marso

Chuck and Jill live in a farmhouse in northern Colorado. They love the simple life - and even more, they love the simple, relaxing life in the Puerto Vallarta, Mexico area. It's a dream come true for them to have a place of their own in Mexico and they are so happy to share it with you!

They are animal lovers (they have four Golden Retrievers and two cats) and love travel, reading, and a great relaxing meal with a glass or two (or three) of wine. Chuck enjoys the occasional tri-atholon and as he says, 'digging in the dirt', and Jill loves photography, daffodils, and creating all sorts of art.

We hope you enjoy staying in our home as much as we do! ¡Bienvenido!

Chuck Marso purchased this condo in 2013

Why Chuck Marso chose Punta Esmeralda

We love Alamar! We literally looked at dozens and dozens of properties all over Banderas Bay. We had just about given up when our fabulous Realtor suggested one more property... Alamar. When we saw the property and the natural surroundings, the mountains, the mango trees, the marina, the bay... we were in love. The pools and beach and amenities are amazing. Then, when we saw the actual condo we knew we had found what we were seeking. Paradise! The mountain breeze flows through even in the deep of summer and the pools invite cunningly... and then there's the private beach with private cabanas, hammocks, palapas, delicious restaurant, friendly staff, jacuzzis, pools... pure bliss.

What makes this condo unique

Alamar's logo is 'Different by Nature...' because the developer is a Biologist who desires to maintain the natural surroundings and incorporate them into its overall design. There is a mile long hiking/walking trail through the lush hillside on site with plans for more. Under-cover parking, weight/work out room, community center, proximity to the Marina and the famous La Cruz Market and an exclusive, private beach. No other resort has that! Our home is on the 8th floor where the view is so stunning it leaves you breathless. The furnishings are luxurious and comfortable. It truly is home in Paradise!

Guestbook comments from the owner

AMAZING! We just arrived and the pictures on VRBO don’t do your place justice! Nancy picked us up at the airport, took us shopping at Mega and showed us bits of the town. We are thrilled to be here and look forward to a memorable week! Love this place! Thank you!
Jun 2014
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Puerto Vallarta's Dream Come True
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
BC Canada
4

Scenic Compfort

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of four and were looking for a change from the "all inclusive" default holiday.

Chuck and Jill chose a terrific location for their second home. The view never gets old, and such a relaxed atmosphere in La Cruz. The condo is spacious and well equipped. We were able to fly with carry-on luggage only, knowing we had the washer and dryer - a first for us and so much easier for travel and stay. The condo was most appreciated when we had a rare string of rainy days. We never waited more than five minutes for a bus right outside the condo - about $2 per person gets you to most places.

The grounds and pools were clean. The staff and locals were helpful and friendly. There are many places to adventure out to, or the relaxing pools and beach are just a few steps out the door.

Thanks for sharing your home Chuck and Jill.

Richard and Family.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, We are so happy to hear you truly enjoyed your time at Borneo 804! We do hope you and your family will come visit again. Best, Chuck & Jill
5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful with the plantinds, walkways and infinity pool. I liked the pool for the shalliw areas to sit and cool off and the deeper section fir swim. The Palapa and restrooms are clean and relaxing. The view from the pool area is awesome. The light lunch and snacks are great poolside fare.

There is a second pool and clubhouse right on the beach! Big planters with trees are scattered in the pool that provide a bit of shade here and there. The planting are lush with nook built in for a bit more privacy rather than laying in rows on the pool deck. There are plenty of umbrellas, full service bar, small restaurant with snacks and pool side service. I would say it has an upscale resort feel.

The unit itself is as described, again with great views. I would not suggest this building for families with small children as the railing around the deck is glass and the bridges from the elevator to the unit door are glass and open to the all other floors. The pool area has a play structure and the pool has lots of shallow areas for kids to play in the water.

The owners are great and went out of there way to resolve our challenges gaining entry to the property.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. Just a note regarding the glass. The glass on the walkways is 3/4" thick tempered security glass and is quite safe for everyone! Thank you again and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit!
5

Nice Way to Spend A Month

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to have found this condo to rent in La Cruz. Walking into the unit, the view out the lanai was outstanding. Looking across the town at the Marina & the bay, you can look at it all day. The unit itself was clean, well appointed, lots of utensils, pots, dishes. If you so wished you could cook all your meals. The owners are very understanding and take care of your questions & concerns. A pleasure to deal with! The complex comes with a beach club a short walk down the hill, has an infinity pool, beach bar, and a reasonable beach. The upper complex also has an infinity pool with a large deck.

The town has a variety of restaurants, eateries, marina, Sunday market for veggies, fresh fish and stuff!

All in all a good place to hang your hat for a vacation..

We are returning!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cam & Linda, Thank you for choosing to stay at our condo! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and are already reserved for next year! Your input and communication during your stay was invaluable! Thank you! Hopefully, things will be even better for your visit next year. Best, Chuck & Jill
Missouri
5

Another Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We love the La Cruz area and our stay this time was a real treat. This was our second time in this unit and the new ownership really has helped in the small details that make this unit a great place to stay. You can't beat the wholesale fruit market 50 meters from the property gate and that combined with the fish market in town makes this a special find.

The sunrise every morning is something to behold, for me a real treat. Our kids loved trading time between the pools and the beach and we loved the great people we meet here every year.

It is hard to beat this winter get away!

Thanks Chuck and Jill!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! We're working very hard to make improvements and are happy you noticed. We look forward to having you back soon! - Best always, Chuck & Jill
Edmonton Alberta
5

Incredible View, Great Amenities, Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to be one of Chuck and Jill's first guests at their "Dream Come True" home in La Cruz. This Condo is certainly the most "swish" rental we have stayed in, with the best feature being the floor to ceiling windows across the entire front wall, including the master bedroom, which looked out over Banderas Bay. The balcony was a wonderful space to have breakfast, afternoon happy hour or BBQ dinner. The furniture and beds were all very comfortable and if you have travelled to Mexico often, you will appreciate this rarity. The amenities connected to the Alamar provide options for you whether you prefer the safety of the infinity pool (and again comfortable lounge chairs to sit in), or the beach club where you can choose ocean or pool swimming. The beach club is a bit of a hike--about 15 minutes down and 20 back, but it was an excellent opportunity to wear off some of the Cervezas and tortillas we overindulged in. La Cruz is a quaint town. However, we prefer Bucerias, just because of the wider selection of restaurants and night time activity -- but it is only a short cab ride away. Overall, we would recommend this VRBO to anyone. Those with small children or with mobility issues do need to be aware of the distance to the beach and even to the gate where you can get a taxi. We highly recommend having Sally Porter arrange airport pickup for you and to stop at Mega on the way, for your groceries and drinks. (Don't expect to buy your supplies in La Cruz.) Dream Come True is a fabulous place (even in the rain).

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Roxanne & Jill! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back many times! Best to you!
5

Luxury and Views!

  • 5 of 5

This is like staying at a 5 star luxury hotel but without all the hustle and bustle. The two pool areas are always spotless and peaceful. We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The unit itself is fresh and clean and beautifully appointed. It's obvious the owners are trying their hardest to make it perfect. It's so nice and new when so many places are worn or dated.

It was an easy walk to the town of La Cruz for the weekly market and restaurants (don't miss Tacos on the Street!). The town not a tourist zone so it's not overrun with any souvenir shops, just little markets and cute little restaurants. We did not have one bad meal. The locals are so nice and everyone would say "Hola" to you. If you want a quiet place away from the crowded resorts and tourist towns, this is it. Oh, and they weren't kidding about the views. Watching the sunrise over the bay and the marina is amazing but I could sit there all day and just enjoy it. So glad we ventured to this end of the bay.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and for your fabulous review! We truly hope you'll stay at our place again!

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
PVR - Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Restaurant
Sandzibar
Nearest Beach
On Site
Car: not necessary

Near the Marina and close to world class Golf clubs.

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Rates & Availability

From $129 Per night

Punta Esmeralda Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Jan-Apr 2015
Jan 11 2015 - Apr 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$2,700
 
 
Easter Week 2015
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Apr-Jun 2015
Apr 13 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$900
$2,000
 
 
Jul-Oct 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$900
$2,000
 
 
Nov-Dec 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$3,500
 
 
Holiday 2015
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Jan-Mar 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Mar 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$2,700
 
 
Easter Week 2016
Mar 26 2016 - Apr 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Apr-Jun 2016
Apr 3 2016 - Jun 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
$900
$2,000
 
 
Jul-Oct 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
$900
$2,000
 
 
Nov-Dec 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,050
$3,500
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $90
Processing Fee $30

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Amenities

Punta Esmeralda Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master en suite Bath - toilet , shower , dual vessal sinks, exquisite tile, heavenly spacious shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Beautiful vessal sink, gorgeous tile shower
  • Modern bathrooms with exquisite tile and spacious luxurious showers, velvety soft towels, vessal sinks - all luxury
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master King Suite - 1 king , en suite bath / balcony access
    Guest Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King Bed can convert to two twins
  • Luxurious linens and plenty of closet space with built in drawers, air conditioning and ceiling fan in each bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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