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Ocean View Penthouse Steps from Los Muertos Beach

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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Ocean View Penthouse Steps from Los Muertos Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

Overview

Playas Gemelas Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Open-air penthouse apartment at the south end of Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica. This modern Mediterranean-style 3-bedroom 3.5-bath apartment sleeps up to 6 people comfortably and offers a sweeping 180-degree view of Banderas Bay.

It’s a 2-minute walk to the beach (1 block--down a set of steps) and just minutes from Puerto Vallarta’s best restaurants. This quiet condo encompasses the entire top floor and is located close enough 'to it all' to be fun and convenient, but far enough to enjoy privacy and relaxation.

There are two master bedrooms, both with king-sized beds, private bathrooms and great ocean views. The third bedroom has three twin beds, two of which can be pushed together to create another king. The third bedroom also has a garden/jungle view with a peek at the ocean and a private bathroom as well. Please email me for a link to more photos and video clips.

Designed by Mexican architect Diego Mendez de las Penas, this one-of-a-kind building offers unobstructed front row seats to some of the world’s most amazing sunsets, viewed from the top floor of an architectural masterpiece. You’ll be inspired.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Ocean View Penthouse Steps from Los Muertos Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Alexandria, VA, USA
5

This is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This review is going to sound so glowing that you'll think I know the owners. I don't. My friends and I have been to PVR six times and have stayed at the Villa Blanca Penthouse four of those six times. You really can't get a better location in Old Town PVR than Villa Blanca. It's literally steps (3 minutes) from the beach and the view is 180 degrees of ocean and Old Town beauty. The open air feel of the penthouse is fantastic and results in a very "roomy" and relaxing feel. You're inside but you feel like you're outside as well. The penthouse is spacious with 3 nice sized bedrooms. We had a group of 4 in February and we put 2 in the large front bedroom and one each in the mid-size room and smaller back bedroom. Each bedroom has its own full (nice sized) bathroom! On top of that, there is a 4th guest bathroom. The kitchen is well stocked with plates, utensils, appliances, and a coffee maker. The building manager is onsite during the day and is very nice and helpful. There was only one issue we had to deal with on our last stay and it was resolved. The electronic mechanism on the safe in the master bedroom wasn't working. We contacted the owner (who responded promptly), and we were given the master key to use for the duration of our stay. Honestly, I cannot say enough nice things about the Villa Blanca penthouse. This will continue top be our group's "go to place" on any future trips to Puerto Vallarta.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Diego
5

Fabulous Penthouse

  • 5 of 5

Shawn and Sandeeps penthouse in Villa Blanca is a magical space. We, a group of seven, found the condo met and exceeded each of our expectations. From, booking the reservartion, the location, to the staff the entire experience was seemless. We would reccommend this place to anyone seeking a beautiful place with fantastic views and convenience access to the beach and Old Town.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Saint Louis
5

A great place!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Blanca for 7 nights and had a wonderful time. The place is gorgeous and has everything you need. The staff were great to work with and met our needs quickly. The views of area and sunsets are indescribable. I will say it is not a place for those that cannot or do not like to walk. There is a slight hill up to the building and of course the stairs to the penthouse. Well worth the walk though. I would not let this discourage you. Jose and staff will carry your luggage for you too. Always easy to get a cab if you need one as they stay right out in front. There is a great little market with essentials and alcohol. Also, a great restaurant, Fusion, for any meal of the day. Of course, there a many great places to eat in PV. One of our favorites is The River Café. A must to dine. The location is great for the beach, restaurants and shopping. The owner was very easy to work with and always communicated quickly. They even provided a cheat sheet for our arrival detailing, cabs, and items we might need. I would recommend the place again and will stay myself again.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles
5

absolutely the best

  • 5 of 5

I think I've stayed here five times now. After fifteen years of coming to Vallarta twice a year, I've feel like I've found the 'Holy Grail' with Villa Blanca (such a fantastic location) and now, anytime it works with their availability schedule, I choose to stay at the Penthouse. The building is truly distinctive (I've often described it as 'Gaudi-esque') and what makes the Penthouse even more incredible is the beautiful, open-air view.

Villa Blanca is just behind Los Muertos Beach and a VERY short walk to the main restaurants and shops throughout Zona Romantica. Taxicabs are also readily available.

Just got back again and it was great; even had some added updates with the bathrooms and furniture in the bedrooms - very nice. As an added note, the owners and onsite manager are always easy to deal with and helpful.

Anyways... this place is an outstanding deal for the price. Your only regret will be if you DON'T stay here

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A Great Month At Villa Blanca

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Blanca Penthouse was our home for the month of October, 2014. The location in "Old Towm" provided walking acess to many beach clubs along Los Muertos beach (Swell was our favorite), a variety of restaurants, and boutique shopping on Basillo Badillo, one of the main streets leading to El Centro. The owner, Sandeep, was professional to work with. He helped us through the deposit/ payment process (Pay Pal), check-in instructions and a list of activities and restaurants.

Upon entering the "open Air" living area I exclaimed with a WOW! We were greeted with a stunning view of the entire Banderas Bay. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking although we dined out most evenings. It was a very hot and humid time of the year. We welcomed the well air conditioned bedrooms at bedtime.

A previous reviewer commented on the number of steps and lack of an elevator. Our group ranged in age from 40-75, all in good health. We used the stairs as daily exercise to justify the ice cream we had nightly. We appreciated the concenience of the washer/dryer.

The staff was outstanding: welcoming and helpful in every way. Jose, Angelina, Chuey, Oswaldo and the night gardener all added their unique touches to make for a clean and well cared for environment.

Guests need to keep in mind this is a rental unit. The owner and staff do everything to deliver what is advertised in the listing. During the past year, we have traveled to 22 countries staying in many rentals. Villa Blanca is one of the best.

If you want to be immersed in PV and Mexican culture, enjoy a great location, be well cared for and have an award winning view, book at Villa Blanca!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pompano Beach
3

Beautiful View With Issues

  • 3 of 5

We spent eight days at this property and I can honestly say that if you are looking for a property with a sweeping view of Banderas Bay this is as good as it gets. The property on arrival had some issues that needed to be attended to. The main part of the living area is not air conditioned so I would advise against staying in Puerto Vallarta at this time of year without central air conditioning. The bedrooms are air conditioned but we had to request that the units be cleaned along with the canopy over the top of the bed. The rooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable.

The refrigerator leaked into the main living area on occasion and the seal on the freezer was constantly leaving the freezer door open. The rest of the main living area was very comfortable with great views morning and evening.

As a person that likes to give honest evaluations to every property that we rent I must say that stating that the property has no elevator is an understatement. The only access to this property is from the street and there are well over 50 steps that needs to be climbed to get to the property. Not a problem for myself but some in my group had an issue with this. To be fair the owner did offer to move us but that was not practical at the time. I would not recommend this property for those that have problems climbing steps or those over 55+

The stairs leading up to the property that were the buildings responsibility were coated in mold and mildew and were very slippery walking up and down them. The property manager did finally clean them and it made a huge difference.

Again the property has some great advantages like being close to town and breathtaking views. If you do not have an issue with what is written above than this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re sorry this guest didn't more thoroughly enjoy his stay. Over the last ten years we've rented this property to over a thousand guests, and the feedback has always been overwhelmingly positive. Most renters adore Villa Blanca, and many return year after year. While there were some small issues, each and every one was dealt with quickly and effectively by our full-time, on-site property manager, who later drove this group to Walmart -- in his own car, at no cost. Every effort was made, and once it became clear that this gentleman could not be placated, we offered a 100% refund, suggested close-by, available locations, and offered our property manager to physically move his luggage for him. He declined. The renter visited Vallarta during the monsoon season (July to Sep), when it is wet and humid. The short set of steps from the road to the gate can get mossy with the rain. It is moss, not mold or mildew as suggested. The moss was quickly removed. A majority of our renters are in their 50s and 60s. They know the building doesn't have an elevator (as mentioned in the listing), and they've never had problems. The steps are gentle and easy to climb for most. In fact, in 2004 we bought the condo from an 81 year old Mexican who walked up and down the stairs several times a day. The penthouse at Villa Blanca is a fabulous experience that over a thousand guests have enjoyed over the last decade. We hope interested parties will read the other reviews and come see for themselves.

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Playas Gemelas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder season
Apr 13 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Low season
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 25 2015
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Christmas+New Year
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 4 2016
10 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$375
 
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Amenities

Playas Gemelas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 3.5 - toilet , Guest
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Open-air penthouse, 2 Master bedrooms with balconies and views of the ocean, Third bedroom has view and small balcony, Air Conditioning is provided in all 3 bedrooms, Dipping Pool (shared), Daily maid service.

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