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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Pool

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

MY WONDERFUL HOME, which I have named Home Of The Dolphins (Casa De Los Delfines) is directly on the water overlooking the Malecon.

IT IS LOCATED in the Middle of Downtown Puerto Vallarta 2 blocks from the main plaza, Plaza Grande, and because of that is walking distance to virtually every shop, restaurant and attraction that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

Its perfect for parties of up to 4 people, and of course is completely air-conditioned. Our building is 4 stories and has both elevator and stairway access. Home Of The Dolphins is located on the 3rd floor.

THE VIEW IS FABULOUS, looking south all the way down the coast to Cabo Corrientes and north all the way to Punta Mita, the northernmost point of Banderas Bay. The dolphins delight in swimming directly in front of my terraza every day (hence the name 'Home Of The Dolphins'), and early in the morning the local oyster divers collect their day’s catch on the rich reef in the crystal blue waters directly in front of my home. With its abundant underwater sea life, snorkeling and swimming are unsurpassed in this area.

BOTH BEDROOMS HAVE OCEANFRONT VIEWS, and the sunsets are truly amazing. If you are like me, you will spend both mornings on my main terrace, drinking your coffee and eating your breakfast watching the divers work and seeing the various seabirds hunt for their morning meal, and your evenings eating dinner at my handmade dining table that is situated outside on the covered balcony. The colorful waterfall fountain on our balcony can only accent the delight you will experience while taking in the 180 degree view of the ocean and coastline from one end of the bay to the other. Every night there is a fireworks display that is mounted from the Spanish galleon named the Marigalante, and usually the ship passes about 500 feet away from my balcony when it starts its show.

There are 2 bedrooms each with its own separate bathroom. The bathrooms are all hand-crafted in marble. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, and the second bedroom has a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have cable TV/DVD.

English speaking Managers and staff.

WE ALSO HAVE Free Wi-Fi High Speed Internet, so just bring your laptop and connect through your wireless connection and you are ready to go surf the Internet at no charge anytime of the day or night.

HAND HEWN GRANITE countertops accent the custom designed kitchen, which is complete and has all the amenities to make preparation of meals a delight. UV Filtered water, Microwave, Blender, Coffee maker, 6 Burner gas stove, Large side by side refrigerator and dishwasher are all there, and various spices are always on hand.

THE SWIMMING POOL is located on the roof of the building, just one floor above me, and the water is always warm and the view is unforgettable.

Parking is Secured under the building, as my condo has the only underground parking in the city center, and the building has 24-hour security personnel to serve you.

WE ALSO HAVE ONE of the best restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta located on the ground floor of our building facing the beach on the new Malecon. Its name is VITEA, and you will be delighted when you have your lunch or dinner there. It is truly a 4 star restaurant and believe me, their Margaritas are the BEST in town!

THINGS TO DO!! Virtually every water sport is available for you here in Puerto Vallarta. Also, there are horseback rides that take you back into the jungle where you will see waterfalls and flocks of parrots flying overhead. Golf is a major attraction here with several world-class courses. There are canopy tours in the jungle, you can visit the set of 'Terminator', and you can also swim with the dolphins, race mini cars and go to the local Seaworld, where the kids will have a great time. There are concerts every night by local artists in the main plaza, flea markets galore and special events where the local people from areas outside of Puerto Vallarta bring their local food and wares for you to taste and buy. There are numerous fabulous nightclubs and discos that are open until 4 in the morning, so you can dance the night away every night and never go to the same place twice.

A note about Puerto Vallarta beaches; beaches are not always completely sandy. Although I cannot guarantee that the beach directly in front of our building will be completely sandy upon your visit, there are always plenty of sandy beaches for everyone within a block of our building.

PLEASE NOTE: When you are checking the availability calendar, if HOME OF THE DOLPHINS is not available for your desired dates, please look at my other wonderful home named PENTHOUSE OF THE DOLPHINS because it may be available for the dates that you want. It is located just one floor above Home Of The Dolphins on the roof and is simply fabulous! Its listing number is 116585. You will have a great time no matter which of my 2 great properties you choose for your vacation.

GUEST SERVICES: Our main endeavor to you is to make sure your stay with us is the best it can possibly be. Our property manager is always on call for you and lives nearby. We will happily provide you with any information or help that you need with securing any outside reservations or services that you may desire such as tours or activities, zip lining or snorkeling, etc.

If you have a special need, just call us and we will do everything in our power to see that you have everything that you need;

Restaurants & Night Spot Information

Grocery Shopping

Attractions Information

Fishing Boat Rental Information

Massages/Spa/Salon Services

YOU WON'T HAVE TO bring anything except your Swimsuit and a Smile to have a GREAT TIME!

(Because We Provide The Beach Towels!!!.......)

Gracias from Your Owner!

Michel Rubini

Please note: All monthly rates are based on a 28-night stay. In case of dates crossing different monthly rates the higher monthly rate will apply to the entire period.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About The Owner

Hi, I'm Michel Rubini. the very happy owner of Home Of The Dolphins. I am a musician by trade, and I have been playing piano since I was 3 years old. I came to Puerto Vallarta in 2000 and fell in love with it immediately. I have been blessed with the good fortune to be able to live here with the wonderful Mexican people and share in their relaxed style of living, where everything slows down just a notch or two from the “hurry up” pace of America. To be able to sit on my terrace and view the ocean and listen to the sound of the birds and waves is a wonderfully relaxing experience that I look forward to every morning that I am here. I am very happy to be able to share my little piece of Heaven with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Aloha, Michel

The Owner purchased this condo in 2004

Why The Owner chose Puerto Vallarta

When I arrived at my future home, walked through the entrada of the building and looked out and saw the azure blue waters of the Pacific and the incredible view of Banderas Bay right in front of me, I fell in love immediately. Being in the center of this wonderful town, I knew that this was the best location in all of Puerto Vallarta. I couldn't resist it.

What makes this condo unique

I Found Out that I could be just as secluded as I wanted as our building is very quiet, or I could enjoy a bounty of cultural and ethnic delights just by stepping outside. It was just up to me to decide what I would do on any given day, be a sun worshiper on the beach or at the pool, or join in the party that is always going on somewhere in this wonderful old colonial town. The views from my terrazas are unsurpassed, I can see the tourists strolling on the Malecon and I can also look out to the Pacific and see whales, dolphins, and even the oyster divers who like to work directly in front of home here.

Amenities

Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All Towels Provided and We Provide The Beach Towels!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All Towels Provided and We Provide The Beach Towels!
  • 2 Full Bathrooms. All Towels Provided and We Provide The Beach Towels!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), We also have a PacknPlay for your toddler....
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
• local activities guide • restaurant dining guide • local maps • fitness room • filtered water • linens provided • alarm clock • ceiling fans • staff • safe • hair dryer • paper towels • cold water dispenser • toilet paper • air-conditioning • towels provided • soaps - basic • laundry soap • massage • ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ DINING: For the finest in dining, VITEA, one of the very best restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta is located facing the ocean on the ground floor of our building. ******* I know that there are many Mexico vacation rentals, vacation condo rentals, pet friendly vacation rentals for you to look at, but I hope that you can see how wonderful my home truly is. It is my pleasure to help you in any way that I can.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(105 traveler reviews)

HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 105 reviews
Rochester
5

Beautiful!! Perfect location!! Amazing condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Puerto Vallarta is one of my favorite vacation spots....and this is my favorite place to stay.

This condo is more than enough in all aspects, and totally worth it!

You couldn't ask for a nicer place to stay or a better location. You are literally as close to the water as you can be without getting wet...and right on the boardwalk. We fell asleep to the sound of the waves every night and watched the dolphins from our deck, while drinking our coffee, every morning.

As for things to do...again, perfect location. Everything is in walking distance... you cant not find something to do or great food in walking distance...not to mention the shopping!....unless you want to go to the Marina or Walmart, then I recommend a cab...but even that is a very short ride.

The restaurant downstairs, VITEA, is amazing!! We ate there twice...our first day and our last! Also, if youre looking for authentic street food, its right outside the building every evening.....

As for the condo itself, awesome!! Open, airy, spacious and very comfortable....!! Everything you need....

The condo as well as the building is meticulously clean...! I actually saw the cleaning ladies sweeping the garage... :)

The pool area is beautiful and perfect for laying in the sun and cooling off in the pool. Theres even a shower and 2 bathrooms in the pool area.

Michel, the owner, was a very gracious host and a complete pleasure....He made sure we had a great vacation....And we did!!

I have already recommended this condo to friends and definitely plan on staying here again.....

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best stay in PV ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost we would like to thank Michel Rubini for sharing his home. This is our first time renting a condo in PV we've always done all inclusive in the past and probably never will again. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay. Great location, walking distance to everything, restaurants, bars, shopping and to Los Muertos Pier. It was amazing being able to have coffee on the balcony in the morning and seeing the ocean view. Three mornings we seen dolphins as well as a whale one of the mornings. It was wonderful having the rooftop infinity pool, very private and relaxing. The security guards at the entrance were awesome and very helpful with anything needed. Next time we will pack lighter having a laundry room available. We really loved the ammentities the condo had to offer and we definitely plan on coming back.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evanston
5

Best Location in the City!!!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a gem. The condo itself is fabulous but the view and the balcony are breathtaking. While the temperatures were in the high 80's we never needed the air conditioning because the ocean breeze was phenomenal, even at night. And to top it off one of the best restaurants in town is right outside the door, Vitea, great food, drinks and service. Looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely condo in Puerto Vallarta

  • 4 of 5

It was great and everything worked just fine. The weather was so perfect and now we are back in cold and rain. It was such a nice getaway!.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Great stay, highly recommened

  • 5 of 5

Superb property and location. This is a very nicely decorated, finished and equipped condo. Right in the middle of everything, in my opinion by far tne most interesting and fun part of town. I found it very amusing watching the parade of strollers on the Malecon directly below from the very spacious balcony. The Malecon is full of life at night when it is filled with tourists and local families. They are all having so much fun and enjoying themselves. Vitea is an excellent restaurant in the same building and we found an great Italian restaurant called La Dolce Vita, a delightful 10 minute walk along the Malecon. I expected the condo to be immaculate after reading all of the glowing reviews and indeed it was. I was shocked that the Malecon was just as tidy. It was amazing to see thousands of people eating, drinking and walking their dogs yet I was had pressed to find a scrap on the ground, or even a dog mess. You'd typically see more trash on any block in a major American city than you'll find on miles of the Malecon...........amazing. We met many residents of the building and they were delightful and friendly, happy to share their vast experience, knowledge and recommendations. A nice bonus to be sure. The high speed wifi provided with the rental was excellent most of the time, just a few glitches ala Mexico. Just make the local idiosyncrasies a part of the charm..........or you'll go crazy!!!.......Smiles

We did some grocery shopping and had more than we could carry from the taxi to the condo. The gracious, friendly and delightful security guard/doorman presented us with a shopping cart the second the taxi opened the trunk making a potential pain in the neck absolutely nothing. They were great, smiling and always anxious to help any way they could. I tipped them well as it was well deserved and they were sincerely appreciative and grateful.

Home of the Dolphins is a fantastic rental, we highly recommend it and will definitely return in the near future, probably many times.

Thanks Michel and Sassia

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Home of the Dolphins Condo was an awesome place to stay. The location was great! T

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed the condo of Home of the Dolphins! The location was great! Right in the heart of the Melacon, restaurants and shops just down on the street. Walked everywhere. Lilianna the administrator was so helpful. Looked to stay there again next year at the same time and it had already been rented. We were disappointed to see that! I would recommend this property for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
PVR
Nearest Barpub
VITEA - Located on the Malecon in our building.
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
VITEA - Located on the Malecon in our building.
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Car: not necessary

PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES: For those of you who feel like relaxing and stretching a bit, we have a a fine, certified Hatha Yoga Teacher that is available in the privacy of the condo. Just give her a call 24 hrs. in advance and she will sooth your body and mind.

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Rates & Availability

Centro Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May 1 - May 31
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$5,000
 
 
June - August
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$5,000
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Oct 1 - Oct 31
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$6,000
 
 
Nov 1 - Nov 22
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$7,000
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Dec 1 - Dec 17
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
January through February
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
March
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
April
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.5%

Regular Holidays: $350/nt (Spring Break Included)
Easter Week: $350/nt
Thanksgiving Week: $300/nt
Christmas/ New Years: $500/nt with a 7 night minimum.
---5 NIGHT MINIMUM PLEASE---

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