This Puerto Vallarta vacation home in the Residencias Molino de Agua is no doubt in the premier location in the city. Located on Los Muertos Beach in Zona Romantica of Old Town, it is just steps away from a wonderful variety of restaurants, galleries, shopping and nightlife. The condo is complete with furniture and artwork that is both practical and stylish and sure to impress. The exceptionally spacious covered outdoor deck is nestled in the trees beside the Rio Cuale with views of the ocean and has plenty of room for both a dining area and a cozy sitting area. A gas fired BBQ is also provided for those who want to grill their favourite meals at home. The living room features a 50 inch screen T.V with cable service, I pod dock, and a DVD player. There is also high speed wireless Internet, a Vonage phone line with free calling to 60 countries and a local phone line to receive local calls. The three bedrooms all feature King size beds, large opening windows, large screen TVs, Ipod docs, DVD players and individual safes. Two of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. For those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Puerto Vallarta you will find this condo is one of the most quiet in the complex. The kitchen has all the applicances you could need including dishwasher, gas cook-top & oven, microwave, s/s refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, espresso machine, blender, orange juicer, etc. .There is also central air conditioning with 5 individual zone controls. On the grounds the condo complex features the largest heated pool in Old Town with manicured landscaping and plenty of space for sunbathing. The complex also has dedicated chairs on the beach. The building has a striking modern architectural design giving all suites beach views and is protected with 24 hr gated security provided by helpful and biilingual staff.
Ted and Bruce have had a longtime love affair with Mexico going back 30 years when they had their first holiday together travelling around the country. Ted's training as an architect haslead to a real passion for the historic architecture of Mexico, especially the builidngs of the 17th and 18th century. Bruce's passion is cooking and there is a rich tradtion of regional cooking in Mexico which he has been exploring for years. Ted learnt spanish in university which allowed them access to many aspects of the country which the average tourist might miss.They are both Canadians from small towns in Canada and appreciate the value of being part of a community. They have found the town of Puerto Vallarta to be especially welcoming and are making friends among both Mexicans and the large ex pat community. Their goal is to retire in Mexico.
We fell in love with this property after a friend of ours bought in the building in 2009. Our friiend had lived in San Miguel Allende for years and had built a luxurious bed and breakfast which he operated with his partner. Health problems forced our friend into a more relaxed lifestyle in Puerto Vallarta where he discovered a very welcoming community that had most of the modern conveniences of home along with the interesting contrast of cultures that one finds throughout Mexico. The convenient airline connections to Canada, the top notch health services and the close proximity to the dynamic city of Guadalajara made Puerto Vallarta an excellent mix of amenities and culture. We discovered this for ourselves and decided that our reitrement would be spent here.
When we first bought in Mexico we did have friends who doubted the wisdom of this choice. We were told that perhaps Palm Springs of Hawaii would be a safer investment. However we felt that we would be bored living in places that were essentially american suburbia. Our experiences living and travelling in Mexico gave us the knowledge that the country was not dangerous as it is protrayed in the Canadian and American media. We wanted to be able to walk to the local market and buy fruits and vegetable that we had never tried before and test new recipies for traditional Mexican dishes that are disappearing even among the locals as the country is more and more influenced by it's northern neighbours. Our condo is unique in that it offers to us both the traditional and the modern. Within the grounds we have all the amenties of home such as drinkable tap water, and amazing swimming pool, cool ocean breezes and a secure home that is hidden away from the sometimes hectic street life of the town. We can also step out the door and be into a dynamic and culturally interesting place that is a crossroads for people from all over the world. For us our Puerto Vallarta home offers the best of both worlds.