Casa Marfil is one of the first homes built on the Rio Cuale and has substantial and beautiful remodeling upgrades to make this one of the most charmingly authentic Mexican homes with all of the convenience and comfort that make for a great vacation.
Casa Marfil overlooks the Rio Cuale, bringing the sound of a babbling brook with night time tree frogs singing and daytime flocks of wild parrots and song birds outside the multiple verandas and terraces found in this three story town home. The rooftop terrace makes for even more glorious views of the river, jungle, mountains and city and ocean views. Here you can sunbath privately on quality chaise lounge chairs or relax in the hammock with the wet bar and palapa near, there is no reason to go anywhere unless you want to venture out.
Within walking distance to the beaches and restaurants, including the Malecon, a three mile stretch of beach front walkway with restaurants, clubs, cantinas and souvenir shopping. Any time during the day or night there is plenty of opportunities to catch a free evening concert here, watch street performers, Aztec Sun-Worshipper Dance and ritual and elaborate sand castle art competition and displays.
Also within walking distances are fresh fruit and vegetable outdoor Farmers Market's and Fish Markets for the chef who would prefer to grill or cook a meal at home, there is professional grade appliances and equipment to create a private evening at home to enjoy a candlelit dinner at home. There is a Professional catering and private chef services available upon request for that special dinner at home.
For those who need to stay in touch with work or home, Casa Marfil has wireless functionality for computers, an office, desk and printer for work.
An iPod cradle for music and movies, in addition to an extensive DVD library, player, Satellite TV and Cable makes staying in to relax and staying in touch with those at home easy and carefree.
The Puerto Vallarta Marina is 15 minute drive away where sail boats and fishing excursions can be booked and enjoyed. Zip lines and day excursions to neighboring towns are listed on the Google map provided for day trips north to Sayulita and San Pancho for great Horse Polo evenings or surfing, lessons available or south to Mismaloya and beyond to the Botanical Gardens of Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta airport is easily accessible, only 20 minutes away northbound.
I grew up in South Florida and when I first arrived to Puerto Vallarta in 2005, it seemed I'd gone back in time because it felt like the slow and easy pace of Florida in the early 1970's.
I've come to love Puerto Vallarta very much and have witnessed a great deal of growth. The new marina, shopping mall, recently the new pier and so much more is planned for Puerto Vallarta, making this a first class vacation destination spot as well as the number one place to retire. There are many expats who live here full or part time. I am often here in Puerto Vallarta and may occasionally be available to meet guests, either myself or my property manager and team. This personal service makes all the difference between staying in an anonymous hotel or condo or staying on with folks who treat you truly as friends who have come to stay.
Casa Marfil is centrally located right in front of the Rio Cuale Island which is truly the only green space in the city of Puerto Vallarta. We are minutes walk from the Malecon, restaurants and beaches. The Rio Cuale and the nature that live around the river, the iguana, the parrot, the frogs all combine to make Casa Marfil and the area where we are located a veritable oasis in the middle of the city.
Casa Marfil was built and is one of the oldest homes in Puerto Vallarta, the street we are on has some of the most unique and authentically Mexican homes in the city. With an eye to detail and convenience, we've kept the authentic Mexican casa feel and combined it with the convenience of modern living, appliances like dishwasher and kitchen appliances that are new all work to feel like First World convenience with Old World Charm.