|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Comfortable 2008 built one level condo nestled in the mountain just above Zona Romatica's cobble stone streets, restaurants, art galleries and the infamous Blue & Green Chairs Beach - Unsurpassed north facing views of Banderas Bay, Sierra Madre Mountains and Puerto Vallarta - Small building with eight condos and a deep blue infinity edge heated pool - Elevator, secured parking for one car, Wifi, Satellite TV and a large private terrace -Ten minute walk downhill to the beach or town and a three minute taxi ride back up to the peace & quiet tranquility surrounded by natures abundance! Nestled on the mountain just above the beach & old town Puerto Vallarta - The district is called Amapas and is a 25 minute taxi ride from the airport - All water sports are available at the beach from kayaking, Para sailing, speed boat rides & sailing.
* PLEASE NOTE: During the winter months our heated pool and deck areas do not get any direct sun.
After many years visiting Puerto Vallarta, we explored purchasing a place to call home while staying in this magical seaside town. We have tried very hard to create a comfortable and welcoming place to relax and enjoy.
Keith Callahan purchased this condo in 2008
Set on a mountain side overlooking Banderas Bay along the Pacific Ocean - Close proximity to old town Puerto Vallarta - Newer construction with only eight condos
Dramatic views, tranquil & quiet, walking distance to great restaurants and the beach, great amenities in a small eight condo community
The unexpected bonus to this wonderful condo was the location on the hill. It was a great workout getting to and from town. For the faint of heart there are taxis. Granted the pool deck is shaded most of the day, it is still very comfortable unless you really want to sweat, in which case the beach is just down the hill. Good pool for doing laps, rarely used by most guests.
Had a wonderful stay at Monte Vista 1A this weekend. I live close by in Sayulita, so was looking for a place to stay indoors, read books, watch movies, sip tequila and enjoy my Dad-cation away from the wife and kids (her idea!) for a few days. It was just perfect. Clean, well appointed, a view to die for, and a lovely staff that prepped the place, then left me alone!! I only used one bedroom, but would come back with the fam, as the place is spacious and has 2 bedrooms. Much love!! Thanks Keith and staff.
Everything was great except internet service. Views were great. It was so quiet. Very clean. Well equipped - everything you need is in the condo. We were so high that we were not bothered by insects of any kind! Not everyone is into exercise - but we enjoyed the steep walk back and forth to the beach every day! We took our time doing laundry the last two days we were there, so no laundry to do when we got home!!! The pool was really nice - but it gets no sun in the winter and it is not heated.
Condo is exactly as pictured on the VRBO site! lovely furniture! artwork! Kitchen is well equipped and unit had washer and dryer which is nice if you have an extended stay.
As stated you are a 10 to 15 minute walk downhill to the beach and if you are in great shape a steep climb back up the hill. We took a taxi each time so factor that into you costs approximately 50 pesos each time. Cabs were frequent and friendly.
The downside to the unit is the swimming pool, it is very small and gets limited sunlight so if you are a sun lover this may not work for you. We went to the beach each day and rented chairs so another cost factor to consider, approx 150 pesos but if you eat and drink there they only charge you for what you had . Unit could use some work in the master bath, shower head very corroded and the tub would spew out concrete when the water was run. Other than that we enjoyed this condo and would recommend it for the view and large balcony to enjoy the views of Old Town.
We stayed here for a week (Dec 28 – Jan 4)
I read all the reviews and would mostly agree that this place is great. It is just as the pictures reflect. It has all the amenities you would need on vacation. The kitchen had all appliances and cookware you could need. It was great that Beach, Pool, and Bath towels were provided. The idea of having a washer and dryer for laundry sounded great. The Wi-Fi was exceptional, which came in handy on the rainy days.
OK, what I didn’t know and am totally surprised nobody else experienced our situation. The units do not have city water and sewer. This doesn’t seem like a big deal until it rains 3 days and the water truck can’t get up the hill to fill the water tank or that the septic truck wasn’t able to get up the hill to empty the tank. We arrived on Saturday and it rained off and on throughout the day. On Sunday it rained a bit as well but we made the best of it and hit the town. Upon getting back to the condo on Sunday we came to find out we had no water. This leads to no showers and no toilets to flushL I went to the neighbors to make sure it wasn’t just our unit and found out that every unit was without water, but not to worry there will be water in the morning. Wow!! They were right, there was water the next day. However we ran out of water on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday as well. We had water in the morning but not when we got back after being gone all day. So with the septic truck not being able to get up the hill to empty the septic tanks there was a bit of a sewer smell if you hang out on the balcony or at the pool.
The following days Wednesday – Saturday we never had an issue. Maybe we are the only ones to experience this? But thought it would be nice to know. One other nice to know is that maid service is once a week. Not a big deal just a nice to know.
I did email the owner and both him and the rental agent Sarah were super quick to respond. The owner mentioned they were in the process of getting connected to city water. I would verify that has been done before staying again.
Great Location...close enough to walk to the beach but far enough away from the busy scene of old town! Our family of four was comfortable in this lovely condominium. The pick up service at the airport with a stop at the grocery was a great start to our stay! The condo is quiet, comfortable with all the amenities we could want. Great movie selection to end the day. Pool was also a nice benefit too! Thank you!
Nestled on the mountain just above the beach & old town Puerto Vallarta - The district is called Amapas and is a 25 minute taxi ride from the airport - All water sports are available at the beach from kayaking, para sailing, speed boat rides & sailing - Art galleries, jewelry shops & restaurants galore - Stroll along the Malacone and watch the sun set over the Pacific ocean
Other Activities: Art Galleries
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