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Quiet Elegance in a Tranquil Garden in the Heart of Romantic Zone--HEATED POOL

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6 persons - 2 Bedrooms (4), Queen Murphy Bed (2); 2 Shower Baths

Located two blocks from the Los Muertos Beach Pier. A precious few low rise buildings nestled in a large tranquil garden setting with stunning views of the ocean, mountains, and city make up this quiet retreat just steps from great restaurants, shopping, convenience services and entertainment. Zero entry heated pool with infinity edge, Jacuzzi, workout room, large shaded palapa area on pool deck with WI-FI, secure parking and magnificent landscaped grounds complete this treasure. The condo is beautifully appointed throughout in a casual elegant Mexican style with custom touches, high end appointments and numerous upgrades. Comfortable seating, custom made American sized and quality pillow-top mattresses, luxury linens, a fully equipped granite and stainless kitchen and 2 balconies plus a large private outdoor patio with grill and covered dining are only some of the amenities provided. Over 1750 sq. feet of private indoor and outdoor space.

This is our home away from home and we furnish it for our comfort and that of our guests. You will find gauzy drapes gently moving with the breezes off the Bay of Banderas and the Sierra Madre mountains and comfortable chairs and sofas in carved wood, woven natural banana leaf fiber and plush upholstery. Saltillo tile floors, stucco walls, arched doorways, Mexican handicrafts, and perrotta wood detail throughout provide a distinctively Mexican feel. In the kitchen, granite counters, tile, and perrotta cabinets continue the style while up-to-date modern fixtures and appliances provide all the convenience you would expect. The beautifully landscaped two level patio is unique to this unit as it is very large and very private with a gas grill and comfortable furnishings surrounded by a gorgeous garden. At night you’ll have a view of the city's famous Cathedral. In unit secure free WIFI and unlimited VoiP Canadian/US phone plus local landline phone add to convenience.

The complex: Our home is part of a magnificent condo complex where you will be surrounded by beautifully maintained tropical flowers, plants, & trees. The low-rise low-density buildings artfully tuck into the perimeter of what seems like a botanical garden. In the center is the fabulous HEATED zero-entry, infinity-edge pool with spa, and large pool deck with breath-taking views of mountain, city, & ocean, pool deck WIFI, workout facility, kitchen, and washrooms. There are handmade tables and chairs under the large palapa and padded lounge chairs & umbrellas for sun and relaxation. This peaceful oasis is set right in the middle of the liveliest part of town, called the Zona Romantica, Old Town, or Los Muertos Beach area. You are 2 blocks from the best beach in PV and 3-10 minutes walk to lots of great restaurants, lively bars & entertainment, shops, banks, ATMs, buses, taxis, quickmarts, liquor stores, bakeries, drug stores, a full grocery store, the River Cuale, and the Malecon.

Zona Romantica/Old Town/Los Muertos Beach: We love this part of town. The cobble stone streets and natural beach are alive with people having a great time all day and half the night. You can play in the sand or swim; go parasailing; fish in the surf; go to sunset cocktail hour on the beach and then have a terrific inexpensive dinner in bare feet; arrange a tour; dine at an upscale restaurant; watch the whales playing on the Bay; buy handcrafted silver jewelry and local handicrafts; listen to live music; see the Pirate Ship's fireworks display on the Bay at night; take a water taxi to a nature reserve; be serenaded by a mariachi band of little boys; catch a show at Blue Chairs; take the bus cross town for a few pesos to the Marina and look at the yachts or to Wal-Mart to stock up on cheap groceries & sundries; buy fresh tamales for tomorrow's breakfast at 8 p.m. from a street vendor; browse the art and artisan shops. A 10-15 minute walk along the waterfront to downtown will bring you to the Main Plaza and Guadelupe Cathedral.

More Details

L Schaefer
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

About L Schaefer

We are self-employed baby boomers who have purchased this property to share with guests as a home away from home.

L Schaefer purchased this condo in 2006

Why L Schaefer chose Emiliano Zapata

This is an extremely unique and beautiful recently redeveloped condominium complex, laid out within the original gardens of the former property, overlooking the Bay of Banderas and Puerto Vallarta but just steps from the Beach.

What makes this condo unique

You will be in a beautiful oasis of flowers and trees just steps from all the action of fun Puerto Vallarta. You are 3 minutes walk from the beach, the bars, the nightlife, great restaurants, shopping, and art galleries, without sacrificing privacy and peace and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We liked everything about Alegria! I have stayed in quite a few condos, and yours was one of the best as far as "having everything you need". It was a nice touch to have the travel guide books in the baskets (with reading material)....especially for people who may have not been to PV (or Mexico) before....your instruction book covered everything we really needed to know about operating equipment in the condo. The book was awesome! the grounds were absolutely GORGEOUS! The pool area was unbelievable........we could have spent most of our days right there (and sometimes did). One of the things we liked best was your beautiful outdoor areas.....we ate every meal outside, and grilled a couple of times. We also loved the spectacular views, and the way the windows/doors open up to the outside. I would highly recommend Alegria to anyone who is interested in renting a condo in PV. You could not ask for a better location, and next time I return to Mexico I would definitely inquire about staying there again. It was the perfect place for grandson spent hours and hours in the pool and said it felt like "home" to him.
Apr 2009
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Emiliano Zapata Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • See Condominium Rules attached to Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , double sinks, two person shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Thick Turkish towels, Inox bath appointments, spa-like rainfall and euro shower heads, talavera sinks and tin mirrors provide Mexican charm with upscale amenities in the two private baths. Double sinks and a two-person oversized shower in the master bath are a plus when everyone is getting ready to go do something fun. Extra large pool/beach towels are also provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king , (Bed converts from King to 2 Extra-Long Twins)
    Library converts to 3rd sleeping space. Additional Charge. - 1 queen , Queen Murphy bed with deluxe thick mattress in Library
  • Custom made American size and quality pillow top mattresses, silky quilts, extra pillows, blankets and luxury linens are provided for your sleeping comfort. Pleasant cross ventilation, ceiling fans, and cool evenings during winter months and air conditioning during summer months when the evenings stay warm make for a restful night. Both bedrooms have ample closet space - the Master Bedroom has a walk in closet. Charming and comfortable furnishings and drapes with a subdued tropical motif provide an inviting and private retreat at the end of a perfect day. Alarm clock radios, nature sound machines, and reading lights in each bedroom. The Guest Bedroom has a king bed which can be converted into two extra-long twin beds. Deluxe conversion kit and linens make the converted king indistinguishable from a standard king bed. Queen Murphy Bed in sitting area off private patio has the same luxury mattress & linens. There is a charge for use of the Murphy Bed. Contact owner for fee.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Extra guest fee includes Murphy Bed use. Nearby professional property manager ensures your stay is problem free. Maid service is provided 2 scheduled days per week. Extra days of maid service are available for a housekeeping fee of $300 pesos per day plus gratuity. Mini-split air conditioning is available but generally not needed other than during off-season. Strong box for valuables in the unit--large enough for your laptop, camera, etc. You may wish to bring your own padlock. Shaw satellite TV with US and Canadian channels, local landline phone, VoiP US and Canada phone, & high speed wireless internet. You may wish to check with your local cellphone provider for activation of service while in PV and rates.


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Quiet Elegance in a Tranquil Garden in the Heart of Romantic Zone--HEATED POOL
average rating of 4.96875 based on 38 reviews
Houston, TX

Alegria de Selva Romantica Rocks!!

  • 5 of 5

May 2009

We just returned from our trip to Puerto Vallarta and had a fabulous time. I have been many times before and this is the best condo I've stayed in to date!! We couldn't be more pleased with our stay at Alegria in the Selva Romantica complex. The condo totally rocks! It's roomy, comfy, nicely furnished (the beds are even comfy which is a rare find in Mexico) and it has everything you need already there. It's only a couple blocks from the beach and within walking distance to Market Square & the Malecon.

The pool is wonderful! It has a spectacular view and is really big! And the hot tub is also huge and hot! Resort style without all the hustle and bustle of vendors bothering you! And everyone we met, staff, residents & visitors were extremely friendly!!

I will be telling all of my friends about Alegria de Selva Romantica and recommend it to anyone who is interested in staying there (as long as it's available when I come back)!!!

We loved it!!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting close to beach

  • 4 of 5

The condo itself was perfect for our party of three with two bedrooms and two baths - quiet, well-equipped, roomy with private decks. The pool area was beautiful. Location was a short walk to beach (3 blocks) and to Malecon with shops and restaurants along the way. The only reason for us to rate the property less than a 5-star is that Access to condo did require walking up a rather steep cobblestone driveway as well as two flights of stairs. The pool area was another couple flights but the amazing pool was worth the effort.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday at Alegria!

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I stayed at Alegria for one week during December 2015. The condo was perfect for us, with spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, plus lovely indoor and outdoor common areas. Selva Romantica is a beautiful and secure gated condo community, with lush tropical landscaping and an amazing pool area (even better than the photos.) It's very well situated in the heart of Zona Romantica, only a couple blocks from Playa Los Muertos and the Malecon, and surrounded by great restaurant options.

Everything at Alegria is as described in the listing, and the condo is in perfect shape and tastefully decorated. The beds are comfortable, the air conditioning works well, and it was really nice to have a purified water faucet.

The property manager was very easy to get in touch with and waited for us to arrive when customs at the airport took longer than anticipated. Check out was hassle-free and the security guard was kind enough to help us with our taxi.

I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful stay in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. I'll definitely be staying here again next time I'm in town.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax, NS

Returned Renters

  • 5 of 5

This was our second booking at Casa Algeria. As expected, the condo was in impeccable condition and common areas at Selva Romantica (grounds, pool & gym areas) were well kept. The condo is spacious and offers a peaceful, quiet escape when needed and the convenience of being at the centre of the action, within walking distance to local restaurants, bars and shopping. Definitely recommended for singles, friends or families looking for a secure rental in the heart of the Romantica Zone.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Best Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property and our experience here far exceeded our expectations. My husband and I and our 3 adult daughters spent a week in Paradise here over Christmas and would come back in a heartbeat. The Condo is light and airy with doors opening out onto 3 balconies, one of them a very large private balcony with lounge chairs, dining set and barbecue. The rooms were spacious with extremely comfortable beds. The kitchen was fully equipped so we made several meals. The pool area which is shared was never busy and we often had the space to ourselves to swim in the infinity pool and sit in the hot tub. The other people in the luxurious gated community were very friendly. The condo is steps away from all the action in the Romantic Zone if you so desire and a two minute walk to the Malecon and the beach. I could not have picked a better place. My family was very happy and relaxed.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had a great Christmas at our property. Linda
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Seattle, WA

Fabulous condo!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Selva Romantica Condo! Lots of space for me, my husband and two boys (14 and 17). Beautiful views. Great outdoor patio area. Nice furnighings and a modern, well-appointed kitchen. The pool was the highlight. Stunning view of the city and beach from the pool. Quiet and lots of lounge chairs in the sun and shade. The property is at a great central location in PV. Close to beaches and lots of restaurants. Linda was easy to deal with. The property exceed our expectations. Will definitely stay there again when we return to PV.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed Alegria. Thanks so much for taking the time to send in a review. Saludos!
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Vallarta Adventures
Great tours. These guys are experts.
Art Walks Downtown
Find more info in the Vallarta Tribune.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Main church of Vallarta--especially interesting during holidays around Christmas and Easter.
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Joe Jacks Fish Shack
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Los Muertos Beach Pier
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Punta Mita/Mismaloya Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Freddy Tucan's
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Los Muertos Beach
Car: not necessary

In this Old Town, Zona Romantica, area of Puerto Vallarta, there is a micro-climate of cool evenings and sunny warm days in high-season, with warmer wetter days in off-season. We find it perfect. You can roam the cobbled streets to find wonderful restaurants, artisan shops, lively music and colorful shows, art galleries, jewelry shops, Mexican handicrafts, and fun bars. Los Muertos, the best beach in PV, is just 2 blocks away from Alegria with water sports and parasailing available. You can catch a water taxi there to quaint Yelapa or fish for your dinner. Or you can stroll down the beach to the Malecon to take in the sites downtown--the Church of Guadalupe, live performances at the Main Plaza, etc.. There's something for everyone here. You can soak up the sun at our heated pool or walk down to the lively beach, shop to your hearts content or go for a whale watching sail on Banderas Bay, take a canopy tour in the rain forest, or go gallery hopping.

Other Activities: Pet the Baby Tigers at the Zoo; Swim with the Dolphins, Visit the Botanical Gardens


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

All rates are for 1-4 persons. Cancellation policy: 50% refund if reservation is cancelled prior to 8 weeks of arrival date, 25% refund if cancelled prior to 4 weeks of arrival date. All rates in US$.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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