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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

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.

Please Note: If There Is Any Problem at all in the condo upon your arrival please call us IMMEDIATELY so we can fix it for you.

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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 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 Centro

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons.
  • Please, If You Find Any Problem at all in the home upon your arrival please call us IMMEDIATELY so we can fix it for you. We are there to help you!!
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:
Please Note: If There Is Any Problem at all in the condo upon your arrival please call us IMMEDIATELY so we can fix it for you. • 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

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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
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5

Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 4 enjoyed a fun and relaxing weekend in Puerto Vallarta in this condo. It was right on the ocean front, boardwalk and downtown. Everything we needed was in walking distance; restaurants, shops and entertainment. We originally rented a car until we realized how convenient transportation was directly out our door; cabs, and city bus. We even used Uber a couple times. Coffee on the patio in the morning is a must if you want to see dolphins swimming through the bay. The two suite condo unit was well stocked with linens, dishes, iron, books, TVs and a couple movies (No English cable channels, but who goes to this location to watch TV?) The king beds were so comfortable we slept most nights 9 to 10 hours. The European restaurant directly below us was recommended by Michele and it was fantastic and a good break from Mexican food. We had breakfast nearly every morning there and one nice dinner. The service and food was excellent. The roof top pool was a great way to cool off in the afternoon. Several times we ran into other renters and full time tenants in the pool from USA and Canada.

We would recommend going to the Vallarta Botanical Garden and Yelapa during your visit. Both locations are unique and not over run with tourists.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location !

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from 8 days at Home of the Dolphins. Location was perfect - but definitely not for people wanting quiet evenings as the noise from the Malecon did keep us awake many nights. Beautiful condo with lots of room for 4 of us to stay comfortably. Enjoyed our time at the roof-top pool, and pre-dinner drinks on the condo overlooking the ocean. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A Little Note To All My Future Guests: Regarding noise, both of my homes (Home Of The Dolphins and Penthouse Of The Dolphins) are located in the middle of town. They are directly on the ocean, but are also surrounded by the city. There is one small bar about 1/2 city block away from the condo, the main church is only 3 blocks away and they ring their bells at the oddest hours. There are vendors in the area. People walk up and down the Malecon. When you come to Puerto Vallarta, you are coming to a Mexican tourist town, so I cannot say that it is quiet, because Mexicans are just not that way. I can say that you will enjoy your stay, but if you are longing for only the sound of the waves and nothing else, you should rent somewhere out of the city, or perhaps go to my home in Hawaii, Its name is The Sunset Beach House, and you can view my VRBO listing for it at . I look forward to hearing from all my potential guests anytime. Aloha, Michel
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Unbeatable location and beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I stayed at Michel’s spacious and well taken care of apartment smack in the middle of the best part of town, The Malecon. The area is pulsing with action day and night. There are many delicious restaurants and street food just steps away and the swimming beaches are about a 10 minute walk. We appreciated the front row views of the sea and saw dolphins one day. The rooftop pool is refreshing and has breathtaking views. The only downside to being in the middle of the action is the noise from the exuberant nightlife, including loud music. Michel was helpful in providing contacts to call and I recommend making those calls to try to keep the noise level down. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, you may not enjoy this location, but if you want a taste of true Mexican culture and nightlife, you can’t beat Home of the Dolphins. Michel is an extremely attentive host!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The condo was heaven Location and view superb

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property in an ideal location in Puerto Vallarta!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and were extremely comfortable, with EASY access to everything in the Centro area of PV. Wireless worked perfectly.

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

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed for a week. The condo itself is in a great location and is very comfortable. It has a view over the malecon and beyond that is the ocean and some glorious sunsets. The building is very quiet and has a pool on the roof that is perfect for cooling off. We were thrilled to be staying there.

The malecon is a gathering place for lots of people and has some wonderful food vendors just out the door from the building. The neighborhood is fantastic for small family shops and restaurants. There is a range of restaurants within walking distance - every one we tried had excellent food. If you walk up the malecon to the south you quickly hit several resorts and beach restaurants, and to the north more restaurants and shops. It is fun to explore day and night.

The area is very convenient. The local bus service and taxi stand are within 2 blocks away - we used the buses to go to the beaches at Sayulita and Boca de Tamatlan - easy and more fun than being stuck in a small cab. PV is a resort area and is very welcoming to tourists - even if you don't speak Spanish. It was very safe.

Michel was an excellent host. He answered our questions quickly. Everything we needed for our stay was at the condo - all we needed was to go to the market to provision.

We vowed to go back and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
PVR
Nearest Barpub
VITEA - Located on the Malecon in our building.
Nearest Restaurant
VITEA - Located on the Malecon in our building.
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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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---

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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