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DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - DOWNTOWN - NO CAR NEEDED - POOL - WALK EVERYWARE :)

Paulette Zdanow

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - DOWNTOWN - NO CAR NEEDED - POOL - WALK EVERYWARE :)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms - King + Queen + Full Sofa / 2 Full Baths + Half Bath - SLEEPS 6

Hi:) A quick note to everyone.. We have noticed positing’s that state “Downtown Puerto Vallarta” and yet you still need a car or a taxi to get to downtown. We are 100% DOWNTOWN and DIRECTLY on the BEACH so you can walk to everything - NO car/taxi needed, just an FYI.

Beautiful, modern, water front condo, a perfect place for a great vacation. Completed in 2009 located on Camarones Beach in downtown Puerto Vallarta and just steps away from the Malecon sits Puerta al Mar. This boutique beach front Mexican style building offers a total of eight units. Six two bedroom two and one half baths, and two penthouse three bedroom three and one half bath multistory units with roof top decks. All units have traditional Mexican finishes and offer Mountain and beach front views. Puerta al Mar also offers elevator service, swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar, direct beach access, covered parking with attendant and 24 hour security. Some units also for sale..

Quick Facts about Puerto Vallarta: Location:

Pacific coast of Mexico along Banderas Bay, Mexico's largest natural bay, in the northwest corner of the state of Jalisco.

Climate:

November to April Average high 85F/low 63F - May to October: Average high 92F/low 70F -

Rainy Season: Mid-June through September, mainly afternoon and evening showers.

Airport:

Located four miles from downtown, has over 450 weekly flights, ground transportation available.

Currency:

Pesos, money exchange houses located in the airport, on nearly every street corner and at banks throughout the city. Credit cards are widely accepted.

Electricity:

110 volt 60-current, same as the U.S.A., no adapters needed.

Population:

350,000 of which 6,500 are expatriates. 2 million visitors annually.

Economy:

Mainly tourist related. Agriculture, tobacco, cattle ranching and tequila production

Local Time:

Puerto Vallarta is in the Central Time Zone (the same as Texas), which is two hours ahead of California and one hour behind New York.

Restaurants:

There are more than 250 in town!

Beaches:

Vallarta has been named the best beach in Latin America by Travel and Leisure Magazine Readers Survey, all 25 miles of it.

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe:

It took 33 years to build from 1918 to 1955; the trade mark crown was damaged in the 1995 earthquake and has now being repaired.

Nayarit:

Jalisco's neighboring state, just eight miles north of town is in another time zone, one hour earlier.

Taxis:

With more than 1,000 taxis in town, there is no problem hailing one. Taxi fares are set in PV; the average fare is around $30 pesos or $3 USD. A trip across town-from the Marina to Los Muertos Beach-will run about $60 pesos or $6.00 USD. Fares are posted in each taxi, the daily newspaper and most major hotels. Asking about the fare before you get in may save you a few pesos.

Tequila:

Only tequila that is made in Tequila, Jalisco can bear the name of 'tequila.'

Mariachi:

Jalisco is the home of this traditional Mexican music.

Wildlife:

Humpback whales winter in the Bay every year. Dolphins, giant mantas, sea turtles, and over 100 species of birds also live here.

Casa Kimberly:

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's love nest was built in 1963 for $5,000 USD and sold years later for $450,000.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paulette Zdanow (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.7
based on 20 traveler reviews

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DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - DOWNTOWN - NO CAR NEEDED - POOL - WALK EVERYWARE :)
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
4

As advertised

  • 4 of 5

Was happy to see that the accommodations were every bit as nice as the pictures, which isn't always the case. Great location within blocks of restaurants, shopping, and of course the view of the ocean can't be beat. Cons - bed in master is rock hard, doesn't have adequate (comfortable) seating for 4 people in living room, and I got a surprise when I didn't receive 100% of my security deposit back. I guess the small print of the lease agreement indicates that tenant will be billed for any electric overages. We always turned off the AC when we were not there, so in my opinion the allowed KW are too little, and there is no way for the guest to have a clue if they are or have used too much. Just have to wait and leave it to the owner's discretion what they choose to give you back from deposit. Don't let this deter you from staying here though, beautiful place, just make sure to inquire about electric billing details upon check in.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always welcome all of our guests to comment on their experience with us at Puerta al Mar and work extremely hard to provide the best experience possible for everyone which is part of the reason we have staff available 24/7 to assist with the needs of our guests.. Our service is probably more along the lines of a 4/5 start hotel.. But please remember this is a condo NOT a hotel and the EXTRA services we provide are at NO charge to you:) As review states our condo is just as nice if not nicer then the pictures so that should answer any questions regarding seating as we having living room, dining area, balcony seating for at least 6, and bar seating in the kitchen as well.. ALL bedding is of hotel standards with MEDIUM firmness :) No one should EVER be surprised regarding the electric billing as it’s clearly stated in the rental lease and in the same size #12 Ariel font.. Electric in Mexico is extremely expensive and we charge for any OVER usage.. Over-usage is when quests leave the AC running all day or leave doors open with AC running.. If anyone would like to know how much electric they are using they can check with the front desk any time.. Feel free to contact us with any question and also remember we have multiple units available for groups as well as a private Ocean front Villa that sleeps 12 > property #962737 See You In PV : ))
4

In the heart of PV

  • 4 of 5

For anyone who wants to see the true Puerto Vallarta, I would highly recommend this property. Walk to everything - restaurants, the Malecon, shopping, the beach - so you get a real immersion into the city. The condo is cozy, the pool perfectly-sized, and the beach is lively. If you want to live like a tourist, stay in Nueva Puerto Vallarta - like the gringos I saw getting into cabs every night. If you want to feel like you're living in PV, stay here. You'll have a fabulous experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Beautiful Views & Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Puerto Vallarta staying at the Puerta Al Mar. The location was perfect; directly on the beach; a block from grocery, restaurants, shops, etc. Beautiful views of the ocean. We watched the sunset almost every night from the balcony. We were the only ones staying in the condos so we had the pool to ourselves. The entire staff was awesome. Bernice helped us book a zip line tour and a sunset sailboat ride, which were both a lot of fun. The condo had all the amenities we needed. My only complaint is that both rooms did not face the ocean. The smaller room faces the street and it could be a bit noisy. Nevertheless we had a great time staying here and made many wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Seattle, WA
5

We found our home in Puerto Vallarta!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I come to Puerto Vallarta every year when possible and have stayed in many different places. All inclusive packages as the Hilton, Villa de Palmar, to the pristine and gorgeous Garza Blanca and even with locals we had met on a previous trip in a hut in the mountains without running water, sleeping in hammocks. On this trip, we hosting my sister for her 40th birthday and decided that renting a condo would better suit our needs. I searched many sites: VRBO, Air BnB, and Homeaway and found many options in the area - all with different offerings. Puerta al Mar fit each of our "would like to haves" nicely and Paulette was extremely responsive so we decided to give it a shot.

You never know what you will get - but reviews help (I am an avid reader of trip advisor) so we put our faith in the previous guests.

Reviews are pretty spot on. This place is a dream. Aside from a small hiccup with one section of the blinds not opening in the living room (which had to be tied up as they could not repair) and AC not working our first night, the accommodations were flawless. The views are spectacular - breathtaking really. The ocean is literally at your doorstep - the waves rock you to sleep each night. The loud music mentioned in other reviews did not affect the master bedroom so much, but my sister, who stayed in the second bedroom off of the street did have difficulty sleeping a few evenings. She moved to the couch which she said was quite comfortable.

We happened to visit during a very slow time, which was amazing. We had the pool to ourselves - the other couple staying and their daughter only used it only one time while we were home - so it was like having a private home.

The beach is literally steps from the pool. I swam in the ocean much more than I had in all of my other trips combined because of this. There is a small roped off area that the staff sets up with lounge chairs each morning. And solicitors don't bother you much (in comparison to other areas). Yolanda sold us a dress and sat and talked with us on a few occasions during our stay.

In comparison to our other stays, aside from Garza Blanca, this felt the most exclusive and relaxing. The location is incredible - the codo is beautiful - and the views are expansive.

Now to the staff. When you travel to mexico, don't expect everyone to speak English!! Those who do should go to California instead. The night watchmen and maintenance guys were AWESOME!! We loved our stay.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful View, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days and loved it. Five minute walk to the north end of the Malecon, 20 minute walk to old town. One block away from a supermarket. Right on the beach, open the windows and feel the breeze and listen to the crashing waves. Individual A/C units in each room that work very well. I'm not much of an A/C guy, but our friends were able to use it in their room. One small caveat, there are some clubs in the neighborhood that play music late into the night on some nights. But that's the price you pay for a great downtown location. Still much quieter than old town. No crowds and fewer venders on playa camarones, compared to playa de los muertos. I would recommend this place to any friend planning a stay in PV.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

PuertaAlMar is a fairly-new, quality building in a great location - on the beach, an easy walk to the Malecon, and convenient to Leys (for groceries) and many restaurants and take-outs. The building staff (and owner) are very friendly and eager to assist with any problems. We had a great 4 week stay.

Our only warnings:

1. There are a couple live band locations nearby whose music drifts into the condo in the evening.

2. The cable tv is Sky - mainly Spanish language. No familiar US or Canadian channels

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do appreciate every review we receive and (as you can read above) go ABOVE and BEYOND to make sure our guests are taken care of and have someone available for you 24/7.. The Satellite TV which is called “SKY” in Puerto Vallarta, of course has more Spanish channels than English.. It’s a Spanish speaking country :) Out of the 300 + channels we have, about 25 are English and, we provide a guide to all guests who are not familiar with how TV works in Mexico.. We have Berenice (who we call our Director of First Impressions:) available in the buildings main office for anyone who has questions; you can also call her directly from your condo. For music and entertainment you will find that, all over Puerto Vallarta - we are located Downtown and directly on the beach which, most people want. With that also comes a little more activity which includes nightly fireworks from you balcony, over the ocean at around 9:00 PM.. We just felt “warning” was a little harsh.. And just and FYI… If you are looking for a truly private and quiet oasis, we also have an oceanfront villa also on HomeAway # 962737.. We look forward to having you.. Bienvenido a Puerto Vallarta!!..

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Barracuda
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Marina Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Spiaggia

Located on Camarones Beach in downtown Puerto Vallarta, also known as 'Viejo Vallarta,' which is the site of the original fishing village that turned into a world-renowned tourist destination. With cobblestone streets, a pretty town square, and Puerto Vallarta's most famous landmark, the Cathedral Our Lady of Guadalupe, 'El Centro' has a unique charm and character of its own. A mile-long boardwalk known as the 'Malecon' runs along the downtown oceanfront street, Paseo Diaz Ordas, where you will find shops, restaurants, galleries, specialty stores and traditional marketplaces facing the ocean.

This boutique beach front Mexican style building offers a total of eight units. This unit has traditional Mexican finishes and offer Mountain and beach front views. Puerta al Mar also offers elevator service, swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar, direct beach access, covered parking with attendant, and 24 hour security.

Other Activities: Paradise may be considered a state of mind, but when visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, one definitely experiences a real life paradise.

Golf: Marina Vallarta Golf Club Located in Marina Vallarta, 3.6 miles, since most of the fairways are lined with palm trees and guarded by water, a premium is placed on accuracy.

Flamingos Golf Club Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this traditional-style course enjoys the reputation of being the easiest to play because of its wide-open fairways. Phone:

Punta Mita Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Located 40 minutes to the north, there are two 18-hole courses. Pacífico eight picturesque holes bordering the ocean. Hole #3b, called the “Tail of the Whale,” is a 194-yard, par 3 that plays across the ocean to a rocky island green. Bahía has seven oceanfront holes and is a little more challenging than

Mayan Palace Golf Club Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a fun course, though bunkers and water hazards are everywhere. The #14 signature hole is a beautiful 166-yard, par 3 with the ocean on the left and a lake on the right.

El Tigre Golf Club Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a lengthy course protected by traps and water throughout. The mammoth finishing hole is the par 5, 621-yard “Tiger.” Most golfers find it untamable because water runs all the way down the left side and the multi-tiered green is surrounded by sand.

Vista Vallarta This is actually two spectacular golf courses at one location, 5.2 miles, just 10 minutes east of the airport. The Nicklaus course has garnered worldwide recognition since hosting the 2002 EMC World Cup Championship.

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Rates & Availability

From $139 Per night

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Apr 6 2015 - Aug 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
$4,640
 
 
> > > SUMMER SPECIAL < < <
Aug 17 2015 - Nov 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$139
$950
$3,000
 
 
★ BEACHFRONT ADVANTAGE ★
Nov 8 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
★ BEACHFRONT ADVANTAGE ★
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 
 
HOLIDAY WEEKS:)
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$420
$2,800
 
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Jan 11 2016 - Apr 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,745
$5,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $130
Notes Cancellation: 60 days prior to arrival with a $300 cancellation fee.

After I receive the deposit by credit card or check through PayPal. I send you a letter/contract, a copy of which you return. Then after I've received the rent, I send check-in e-mail with instructions and my local recommendations :) Enjoy!!

Also see our OCEANFRONT Villa in Puerto Vallarta (sleeps 12) - HomeAway # 962737
> RATE IS DEPENDENT UPON THE SEASON & SPECIAL EVENTS WILL BE QUOTED PER EVENT <

ALL major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Amex, and Discover) are accepted as well as checks.

Deposit: $300 - This is separate from the rent itself. Your deposit is promptly returned when I receive my keys & cleaning service says everything is in good order

The rent itself is not due until 60 days prior to arrival
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Amenities

Puerto Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sleep Sofa - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Housekeeper service service is included once a week. Smoking allowed only on the terraces and outdoors

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