Exactly what we needed
Just returned from 10 nights in this condo, and can't say enough great things about it.
The condo is very spacious and clean, with a huge main balcony that looks straight out at the beach and ocean, and straight down at the pool. Looking left and right gives you terrific views all up and down the hotel zone. Staffed security gate made you feel very secure.
The 2 full baths were great. We have 2 young kids, so the privacy afforded by having our own bath was nice. Biggest shower I've ever seen! And HUGE closets.
The trundle bed situation in the 2nd bedroom was ideal for us, as it afforded each child more than enough room at night. The Master BR has a balcony that looks out over the lagoon (and Senor Frogs!). We had read other reviews from people that had stayed in other condos in this building, and they complained about the noise until early morning from Senor Frogs. In the case of this unit, we didn't find it to be an issue. Perhaps it was the fact that this is an 11th floor condo, or perhaps because we generally slept with the sliding door closed.
The fully equipped kitchen was great. Fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender and toaster. All the comforts of home. Plus plenty of dishes, glasses and silverware.
There were more than enough very nice bath towels, and even 4 nice beach towels to take to the pool—nice because we didn't have to bring our own.
The washer/dryer was invaluable. It allowed us to pack for only 5 days, thus cutting down on luggage.
The management staff was great. Arranged for pickup from the airport (a person out front, holding a sign with my name on it—a first for me!), and would arrange taxis anywhere you wanted to go.
We went to both Costco and Walmart. Next time I think we'd probably skip Costco, as the Walmart was nice, and had everything you need, from produce to beer.
Found out after a couple of days how easy it was riding the bus. There's a stop right in front of the building, going in either direction. 30 pesos for 4 people.
Pharmacia right out front, and an Oxxo convenience store 50 yards from the gate. Great for bags of ice and quick necessities.
Walking distance to Forum by the Sea mall, which has Carlos & Charlies (went 3 times!), Hard Rock, Rainforest Cafe, and it's right in amongst all the night life. Short bus ride south is La Isla mall, with tons of shopping and a number of very good restaurants.
All in all, definitely an excellent place to vacation. We would rent this unit again in a heartbeat!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 7/7
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