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

95 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Centro Condo Rental Photos and Description

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 situated in the middle of 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;

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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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.


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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
average rating of 4.905263 based on 95 reviews

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
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Great - even without Dolphins

  • 4 of 5

Apartment and location, weather and facilities could not been better. Michel was always approachable via email and security was really present 24/7.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Fantastic time! Cannot beat the view!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Puerto Vallarta in August 5-13 and didn't know what to expect given the hot and humid season. We had such an amazing vacation. The rental was above our expectations. The location is central, close to everything. The VIEW, fantastic, breath taking! The air conditioning worked very well, the apartment was very specious and the communication with the owner was very good. He made everything very easy, answered all our questions promptly and had all the information that we may need emailed to us before hand.

Michael, thank you so much for all you provided, we enjoyed our stay very much and cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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It was percect!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed it to no end. The location was ideal for us. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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18th Birthday and Graduation Trip

  • 5 of 5

This unit is very true to the pictures. Larger than we anticipated. Perfect location. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. We had a really great time and it made it especially nice to have such a wonderful place to come home to and just relax. We thought we'd be disappointed in the pool, but that was marvelous too! Next time, however, we get the Penthouse!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful place and location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Home of the Dolphins was amazing. The location is perfect and we could walk everywhere. The view is 360 degrees of ocean and being on the Malecon allowed us to enjoy all the diversity and flavor of Puerto Vallarta. If you want to be in old town this is the place. Thanks for a great vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
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.


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
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 - Nov 22
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 1 - Dec 14
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
January through March
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 1 - May 31
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
June - August
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 - Oct 31
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 - Nov 22
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 1 - Dec 17
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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.

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Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), We also have a PacknPlay for your toddler....
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • 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
• 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.

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