3 levels. Living room & kitchen on 1st, bedroom & bath on 2nd, sunroof on 3rd
- english, spanish
About Dave Ostlund
I'm a long time lover of Vallarta and have been visiting for 25 years. I am a local small business owner of Chef's Pass - Puerto Vallarta Food Tours. (Vallarta is my second home when I am not in my first home in Minneapolis, Minnesota). I'm married to the most amazing woman and we have three children who are 11, 9 and 9 years old.
Dave Ostlund purchased this Apartment in 2017
Why Dave Ostlund chose El Caloso
It's a lovely neighborhood, just outside the tourist area but deep enough to get the true Mexican experience.
What makes this Apartment unique
Located in a traditional Mexican neighborhood that is clean and safe in a 12 unit complex with gated fence and courtyard. Situated just east of Emiliano Zapata "Old Town" (One long block east of the Rio Cuale) and four blocks from the open-air produce market. Located on the bus line that brings you to the Marina, Walmart or any destination in between.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great value. Clean, with decent amenities at a great price point.
An amazing value. The apartment is clean and has everything you need for a launching point for your day. Bed was comfortable. Kitchen was stocked well. This is perfect for 2 people. The on site manager is friendly and helpful. The owner was beyond helpful. He was prompt with answering questions, gave lots of feedback and suggestions for places to eat. He texted me during the trip just to check up on us to see if everything was ok. We had a change in our schedule and he totally was helpful in working with us. I cannot say enough good about his customer service. Again this place is an amazing value for what you pay. It is right in the middle of a local neighborhood. If you want an all inclusive resort that waits on you hand and foot this is not it. You will experience authentic Mexican life here. I personally loved it, and will be using Dave again when we return.
Great apartment in a cute neighborhood
The apartment is great for 2 people. Very nice view from the balcony off the bedroom and from the 3rd floor sun deck. The residential neighborhood is quite noisy but it added to the character. The bed a bit too soft. The kitchen has everything you need. The walk to los muertos beach is nice and there are many stores along the way including the big market. In winter it is a nice temperature in the apartment, summer might be too warm without AC. Would love to return.
Thank you for your review of Casa JAZ. You pretty much nailed it. It is in a Mexican neighborhood and with that comes culture; which sometimes means music into the night. It really is built for two people, but it can handle four, for the budget conscious (or if you have kids), if two sleep on the inflatable and/or futon. When my wife and I stay there with our three kids (11, 9 and 9) it is a challenge, so we don't spend a lot of time there outside of breakfast or sleeping. This is the first I've heard that the bed is soft. We like the mattress (it's only two years old), but I guess that's personal preference. I will replace it if it's an issue with future tenants. I truly appreciate honest reviews, so thank you for pointing out areas where I can do better. It's the only way I can make Casa JAZ as close to being right for all renters as possible.
The Casa Jaz is a comfortable, small apartme t only a 15 minute walk to shopping or the beach. The stairway from the street should be improved .We were forced to cut our holiday short ,due to a medical emergency.
We like this apt !
This is a lovely place , full of garden plants . Pretty good WiFi , no AC no screen , so it would be hot in summer time especially at night , many mosquitos , they do bit a lot ! some wasps but they seem do not bother too much if you just leave them alone . Neighbor’s Lovely kitty would like to visit the apt once a while if the door is left open...all the neighbors are very friendly . Very real local life experience, very close to the nature, a good way to learn a different life experience, my 13 years old son loved everything expect the mosquitos. The owner and manager are super friendly and very helpful , we enjoyed staying and liked it ..... we would rather to stay here again if we can do better to deal with mosquitos ....
This is a private little casa located in a quiet little Colonial. Nice exercise to walk to town while visiting the shops along the way. Be sure to enjoy your stay at Casa JAZ!