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Mark D. Smith

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Beach Front Luxury at The Grand Venetian

3 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Photos and Description

Three Suite Condo with Ocean & Mountain View in Puerto Vallarta

A magnificent condominium located on the beach at Banderas Bay, Grand Venetian defines luxury in Puerto Vallarta. A short cab ride from the airport, the complex is walking distance to world class shopping, dining, spa's, water activities, golf, tennis and much more.

With 200 yards of beachfront, Grand Venetian will captivate your senses with splendid amenities such as the Venetian's gardens, fountain lakes, world class gym, riverside walking trail, Infinity pools, Jacuzzi's and a snack bar that will delight your oceanfront view of the Pacific Ocean.

Our unit, Tower II - #808, rests on the Southwest side of the oceanfront building. Unobstructed views include sun rise and sun set, Banderas Bay and the village of Puerto Vallarta along with the beautiful Sierra Madre mountains as a backdrop.

The condo has three suites, all with their own bath and a servants quarters with a bathroom. The luxurious interior is complete with authentic Mexican furniture and art and has flat screen television's in the living room, master suite and the second suite.

And of course, the unit has free WiFi through out for your convenient use of the internet. We hope that you will be our guest soon. Come and enjoy paradise!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark D. Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Mark D. Smith

I am the Managing Partner of Marquis Properties LLC. The other partner's are Jeff Vogel and Joel Gonzalez. We purchased the property as an investment, pre-construction, in 2005. Tower II was completed in 2008 and we took possession in August of that year.

It was quite an adventure for us business partners. The three of us traveled to Puerto Vallarta to furnish and do all of the decorating. It was a very busy week but we got it done.

The plan is to rent the unit when we are not enjoying it and someday I hope to retire and make the condo my home. In the meantime, Mi Casa, Su Casa! You enjoy it while we are away.

Mark D. Smith purchased this condo in 2005

Why Mark D. Smith chose Puerto Vallarta

In June of 2005 my family and I were vacationing in Puerto Vallarta. I had been thinking about investing in a tropical vacation home so I took a tour of the Grand Venetian property.

The first tower had been completed and they were close to breaking ground on the second tower. When the salesman walked me out to the Southwest corner of where Tower II would be built my jaw dropped at the beautiful view.

My wife and I just starred at the breath taking picture of Banderas Bay and the village of Puerto Vallarta. It was so hypnotic and stunning. We knew then that we had to have this property.

What makes this condo unique

The tranquil setting of this location offers such a relaxed and enjoyable vacation. Like many people, I find myself running in the 'Rat Race' called life. While in Puerto Vallarta you can escape this feeling.

One of my most favorite activities while I'm staying in the condo is to wake up early before dawn and put on a pot of coffee. I take a seat just outside the master bedroom facing the village of Puerto Vallarta. As I enjoy my strong Mexican coffee I watch the sun rise up from the mountains behind the village. What a site!

Later in the day I'll relax on the terrace facing the West to watch one of the most fabulous sun sets that you will ever witness. Sun sets in Puerto Vallarta are different every night and seem to each have a personality of their own. They are just beautiful.

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

Beach Front Luxury at The Grand Venetian
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
5

Beautiful views and condo

  • 5 of 5

(4 adults and 3 grown teenagers). The condo is fantastic! There are 3 big bathrooms that accommodated us perfectly. Enough beds for everyone. The kitchen had everything we needed to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner (a few times). The sliding glass doors open all the way to make you feel like your outside and enjoy the sound of the waves. The infinity pools are right on the beach so you can enjoy the local food vendors while soaking up the sun. The bar/restaurant at the Grand Venetian is great and reasonably priced for drinks and chips and guacamole. We enjoyed the sunsets from the condo as well as the pool/beach. The security is pretty tight, so we felt very safe. They will also call you a taxi if needed. We enjoyed the jogging path along the river, the restaurants across the way, walks to the local grocery store and Starbucks. We even walked to the Malecon one day. The condo was clean and the property managers were very helpful in making dinner reservations when needed. We ziplined with Los Vranos - super fun! Took a boat ride to the Marietas and the hidden beach. 3/7 got seasick. Hidden beach was really cool though. Best beach in PV. It was fun to watch the change of the river flow and shape over the week that we were there. We had a few plumbing issues while there but the managers responded quickly and had it taken care of. There are plenty of beach towels and having the washer/dryer in the unit was key. Went home with all clean laundry! We'd stay again and again!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Views-Luxury Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

I normally don't write reviews however, this is my second stay at this property in the last 2 years and each stay has been fantastic. The views of the bay are breath taking from the master bedroom and the wrap around deck. The property is spacious and comfortably accomodates 6 adults. We went fishing, rode wave runners which we rented a few 100 yards from the property, and went to town a few times for shopping and dinner. The rest of our stay was on the property where we enjoyed the pool and the pool side service which was first class. Just a great place to stay and a fantastic value considering the luxury, size, and location of the unit.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike. I'm happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay in Paradise. Please keep us in mind the next time that you have vacation plans.
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Love the Gran Venetian!

  • 4 of 5

I have stayed a number of times at other near by condo towers and was wondering how the Venetian and Marks unit would stack up... well I am pleased to say we loved it and found it superior. The location works well for me b/c it is closer to the beach volleyball areas, as well as closer to the Sorianas super mkt we prefer. We also really enjoyed the different temperature pools, warmer for long lingering stays or cooler when you return from a long beach walk and want a refreshing swim. Also a hot jacuzzi that works, tho the temp. varied a bit much at times. I have always stayed in units higher than the 8th floor, but the view was spectacular and perfect for whale watching. The view in this unit is also 180 degrees unobstructed with views from Punta Mita to the lights and fireworks of downtown. All the arrangements went very smooth all making for a fabulous stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan, I appreciate the kind words. I very happy that you enjoyed your time in Paradise and I'm extremely pleased the your stay in our condo was pleasant. Please let me know the next time you want to be our guest. Sincerely, Mark D. Smith Marquis Properties LLC
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Marina
Car: not necessary

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Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $99

Cleaning Fee $50.00 USD

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Puerto Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Servants Quarters - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Servant
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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