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Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english


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

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Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

MY WONDERFUL OCEANFRONT PENTHOUSE, which I have named Penthouse Of The Dolphins, is directly on the water overlooking the Malecon. It is situated in the middle of Puerto Vallarta two blocks from the main plaza, Plaza Principal, 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 five people, and of course is completely air-conditioned. Our building is 4 stories and has both elevator and stairway access. Penthouse Of The Dolphins is located on the 4th floor as is the swimming pool.

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 wraparound terrazas every day (hence the name 'Penthouse 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 under the covered balcony. You will delight 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 terrazas when it starts its show.

There Are 2 King-size Bedrooms each with its own connected bathroom, and there is also a third guest bathroom complete with its own shower. All of the bathrooms are all hand-crafted in marble. Both bedrooms have Flat screen cable TV/DVD.

The Washer and Dryer are both located inside the condo.

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 next to my condo, so just walk out the front door, take 30 steps and you will be standing next to the pool, 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 PENTHOUSE OF THE DOLPHINS Is not available for your desired dates, please look at my other wonderful home named HOME OF THE DOLPHINS because it may be available for the dates that you want. It is located just one floor below Penthouse Of The Dolphins on the 3rd floor and is simply fabulous! Its listing number is 20700. 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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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
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Hi, I'm Michel Rubini. the very happy owner of Penthouse 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 2008

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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average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews

Location Location & Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

Every amenity you would expect, but let's be frank you're in the center of old town PV and access to fine dining, beaches, people watching and entertainment so you're not going to spend a lot of time in the condo. When you find it necessary to get some R&R and recharge it's lovely to sip on a cup of joe and watch the antics from the bal ncony. Being on the top floor affords some isolation from the noise below however you will hear the crashing surf so if that's disturbing when trying to sleep I would suggest ear plugs but're on the beach so you come to expect it.

If you find the wireless internet to be less than highspeed it's easy enough to use your phone as an LTE tether as long as your carrier supports it. I have T-Mobile so data and text are free in Mexico and I never had any issues posting to Facebook or streaming.

If you have the chance I would recommend dining at the Iguana restaurant at Casa Kimberly at least once. The cuisine is top notch and the wine list quite extensive for a restaurant in downtown PV.

So, I would say, in the end if you have a choice between the Penthouse and a place further up the hill choose the Penthouse because the walk is easier (ladies do not have to deal with heels and cobblestone streets and stairs) and the nightlife is electric.

Cheers & Happy Travels,


  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Master, Balcony and Decor!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect! Beautiful view from balcony. The decor was amazing all over the house. The master bedroom was like a piece of heaven on earth. The bathroom was adorable. Location was in the heart of the city and very very safe with the 24/7 security guard. The guards were most friendly and sweet. The pool was beautiful as well. Cleaning crew constantly cleaning. It was hot season so we spend a lot of time at the condo on the balcony!

Loved it.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd time, just as nice!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the Penthouse of the Dolphins. It's location, ambience, amenities and condo staff cannot be beat. Especially the 2 security guards at the front gate are extremely friendly and helpful with any question you may have. Michel's place, as always, was magnificent. His two condos in PV are real gems. The building manger (not sure if that is her title, her office is just outside the Penthouse’s door) was kind enough to show us the condo on the third floor. It is spectacular as well. The condo is surrounded by an abundance of outstanding restaurants, all within walking distance. Once the four of us finalize our 2017 vacation plans, I will be in contact.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views from the Master Bedroom

  • 5 of 5

This condo is amazing! Had the pleasure of staying for 17 days in January and the weather was perfect. The location of the condo, on the Malecon, is ocean front and sightings of dolphins and local oyster divers were daily. Personally, I never wanted to leave the master bedroom as the bed faces the ocean and the sights and sounds...fantastic. Oh, and let me ask you where else you can shower with a view of the ocean?!?! 4 stories up so very private, as well. We visited the zoo, botanical gardens and the lovely area where the movie "Predator" was filmed. I recommend them all. Find the local fish monger for fresh shrimp and fish to take back to the wonderful kitchen to prepare. Don't miss out on walking the Malecon Sunday evenings when the locals will fill the boardwalk with fabulous foods and goods. I always felt safe as the building is secure. Finally, the owner of this condo is easily accessible to answer questions and willing to help make your stay enjoyable. All you need do is ask.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Penthouse of the Dolphins from April 13-22, 2016. We enjoyed the location immensely. It was so close to the action of the Malecon and also close enough to discover Old Vallarta on foot.

It was nice to have the convenience of a kitchen and laundry facilities. We enjoyed leisurely meals on the deck overlooking the ocean but also discovered some wonderful restaurants as well.

Just what we needed. It can be a a little noisy but it didn't bother us at all, it just felt exciting!

The condo was nicely decorated and well laid out. Very comfortable and clean. The security guards are all gems and ready to help. The pool is a just around the corner and very clean. Just wished we had a few more days!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Puerto Vallarta Rental

  • 5 of 5

Thank you once again for renting your beautiful place. We saw so many Dolphins sitting on the patio, it was just awesome. It is difficult to find condo's to rent with two King suites for two adult couples and this made this place perfect for us. The beds were comfortable and soft sheets!! Having the full kitchen and washer and dryer in the condo was wonderful as well. The location of this place is outstanding....only taxi rides needed were to/from the airport and with a full load of groceries from Mega. Great restaurants everywhere within walking distance, but only after watching the spectacular sunsets from the huge patio.

The guards were very nice to us, and we provided a propina to the shorter gentleman prior to leaving. He arranged a large taxi for the four of us to go back to airport. We left some salt/spices and Tupperware for next guests. Thanks for having coffee there for us...that was a great surprise and saved us from hitting Mega til second day. It was a nice walk up and taxi back. All your instructions and advice was perfect. We took care of your place like we would our own and had such a good time people watching from patio and there was a huge Parade which was a nice surprise. The people are so the culture. Thanks again and we hope to return again next year."

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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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

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - May 31
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
June - August
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 8 2016
5 night minimum stay
September 9-30
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 - Oct 31
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 - Nov 21
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 21 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 1 - Dec 17
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 - Mar 31
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 - May 31
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
September 1-30
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
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%

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Puerto Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • 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 Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 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!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , All Towels Provided and We Provide The Beach Towels!
  • 3 Full Bathrooms. All Towels Provided and We Provide The Beach Towels!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) We also have a PacknPlay for your toddler...., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The 2nd bedroom also has a futon bed for that occasional 5th person in your party.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Terrace
  • 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 ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • 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.

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