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Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

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

89 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Jalisco 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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Attractions Information

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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
Suitability:
  • 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
Owner
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Jalisco

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 89 traveler reviews

HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
average rating of 4.9101124 based on 89 reviews
5

Excellent home in the heart of PV--close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 2 week vacation at the home of the dolphins. The location was perfect. The property was nicely decorated and very homey. This is the best vacation home we have rented. We recommended this property for a great vacation.

Harold and Tom

Chicago, IL

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we expected!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time. Condo was everything that was promised. It was so convenient to everything, shopping, dining, walking. The restaurant below was wonderful and very convenient. It was a nice option for evenings when we were too tiredto go out. While we enjoyed the daily visits from the dolphins we wished they were more frisky.

It was nice to have a local representative in Sassia, we didn't have any problems but she was a delightful young woman who was there to ensure all of our needs were met. Michel was great, I would highly recommend the Home of the Dolphins.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this apartment! We've been home for two weeks now and we still find ourselves day dreaming about sitting on the balcony, watching the dolphins and the pelicans, listening to the waves crash down below.

It was a wonderful property and a wonderful vacation. We were so happy that we were in the downtown location versus being stuck in the resort.

Michel was great, as was Sassia. The apartment is extremely well appointed. We were in PV for a wedding and we had some of our friends over one night - they were blown away by our apartment even though they were staying at the Grand Mayan! We definitely think this apartment is better than any resort.

Thank you so much and we definitely plan on visiting again.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville,TN USA
5

Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

Property was beautiful, clean and had an amazing beachfront view. Right in the middle of the Boardwalk with excitement surrounding you. The condo was secure with attentive guards. Alfredo was so kind and helpful. The info left in the condo helped immensely. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

PERFECT VACATION!!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first trip to Mexico and we were scared at first to rent a condo instead of staying in a resort, but this place has exceeded our expectations and we had a wonderful time and felt very safe. The building has locked gate with 24 hours guard, and not to forget that it is right in the heart of all the hustle and bustle. Our son was extremely happy with the spacious living room because he has all the freedom to be his energetic self when it was hot outside and we had to stay indoors. My favorite parts were eating breakfast in our balcony, and watching the sunset from the coziness of our condo while still enjoying all the street performances right down on the beach. My son's favorite time was at the pool!! Loved our stay!! Michel gave us the wise advise not to rent a car, the taxi service was right outside the condo and very reasonable price. Thank you Michel for sharing your home with us. Sincerely, Mushtaq Family (Asif, Gul, and Sunnan)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

Buenos dias MICHEL,

We had a great time! Condo was awesome and very secure, the location was perfect.

Vitea's was convenient, the food and staff were top notch. (Plus a 10% discount because we were staying at your place). Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. It was a pleasure working with you and your manager.

Sincerely,

Denise & Twyla

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
April
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
May 1 - May 31
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$5,000
 
 
June - August
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
$6,000
 
 
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 8 2016
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
September 9-30
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Nov 1 - Nov 22
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$7,000
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Dec 1 - Dec 17
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
January through March
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
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
 
 
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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Amenities

Jalisco Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
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 ...
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
  • 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
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.

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