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Luxury Executive Penthouse, Private Pool, Unobstructed View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps maximum 6)

While Puerto Vallarta is seemingly awash in condominium rentals and deals, I have been renting our home in Vallarta since 1998, with the same staff that I have had from day one, namely Lette. I have also just completed my third full renovation in 13 years, bringing everything up to new quality, again, with all new bathrooms, kitchen, hand cut stone floor tiles, electrical fittings, appliances, and furniture. The vast majority of our guests are returning guests, which underscores the overall value for money not to mention quality. In addition to Casa Ventana (my very first vacation rental), I also own a luxury 10,000 sq/ft villa in Vallarta on this VRBO site (Villa Ventana) in addition to a beach cottage in Hawaii, and a 5 star boutique resort in the beautiful Fiji Islands in the South Pacific.

While the quality of amenities and furnishings are important, and they are certainly top notch at Casa Ventana, by far the most critical factor when choosing a rental, is LOCATION. This is one of the main reasons why Casa Ventana has been such a success year after year, and in spite of significant competition. It is because we are walking distance to town, beaches, have incredible views, and full sun on our private pool deck, even in Winter.

On the first floor of Casa Ventana, bi-fold glass doors fold away onto the deck that wraps around the living and dining room area, and boasts a fully equipped gourmet stainless steel and granite kitchen, two master bedrooms each with private baths, guest bathroom, laundry room and more.

On the top floor of Casa Ventana you will find a spacious conterra stone tiled sunning deck with lush tropical gardens, and your very own private infinity plunge pool. This level also has a bar, studio size master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and entertainment center, marble bathroom, and a covered living room with built in furniture that opens onto the deck and ocean views.

During your stay you will be pampered by Lette, our house manager and professionally trained beauty and massage therapist, who will make sure you are always comfortable. On arrival, Lette will prepare complimentary welcome margaritas to accompany homemade tortillas, salsa, and guacamole. Feel free to make arrangements with Lette to shop for groceries, prepare exquisite and authentic gourmet Mexican meals, as well as for a massage or facial treatment. (Please note: meal preparation and spa treatments are an additional charge paid directly to Lette).

And if it is just a lazy day you are after, stay home and watch cable TV channels, maybe read one of our hundreds of books, or just sit back and enjoy a view that will take your breath away. Casa Ventana is truly a unique property – perfect location, unsurpassed views, luxurious appointments, all amenities, and outstanding service with a personal touch.

Casa Ventana’s reputation precedes it. The vast majority of our guests are returning guests or referrals from former guests and we believe this says a lot about not only the quality of the accommodation and services we offer, but also overall value for money.

Keywords: Condominium, Luxury, Mexican, Penthouse.

More Details

Owner
Ron Eckstrom
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Ron Eckstrom

I purchased Casa Ventana new in 1999, and since then it has underwent three renovations. We are also the owners of Qamea Resort & Spa, a luxury resort in the Fiji Islands. The bulk of our guests are repeat visitors, which says a lot about the overall quality of the property, and value for money.

Ron Eckstrom purchased this condo in 1999

Why Ron Eckstrom chose Puerto Vallarta

On my first visit to Puerto Vallarta in 1999, as a property investor, I was inspired by a small condominium block perched on the edge of a cliff over town that was under construction. I walked up the hill to have a closer look, and was amazed. Two weeks later I owned the Penthouse (still under construction), and was involved in all aspects of the final design and fit out. Ten years later, I am still amazed.

What makes this condo unique

This romantic hideaway on the Mexican Riviera features a private infinity plunge pool and expansive and unobstructed views of all of Puerto Vallarta, the Bay of Banderas, and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Casa Ventana is a 3,500 sq/ft, 2 level, 3 bath luxury executive penthouse suitable for up to 6 adults. Casa Ventana is an easy 10 minute walk to the best of Puerto Vallarta’s restaurants, night clubs, shopping and beaches. While staying at Casa Ventana you will be pampered by our staff, including a beauty therapist and chef for those nights that you choose to dine at home.

Map

canopy zip lines nearby

Amenities

Amapas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
water purification system, second covered outdoor pool deck entertainment room with wet bar, fridge, and stereo

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Executive Penthouse, Private Pool, Unobstructed View
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Casa Ventana January 29 to February 10. Casa Ventana is outstanding. Amazing views of the ocean, city and sunsets. Very clean, comfortable and welcoming. Pictures do not do it justice, much nicer in reality! Much bigger property than expected. Linen, beds and facilities are first class.

Lette and team (Ruby, Rafael) were amazing from arrival throughout vacations, from airport arrival through departure, and able to address issues (even though only minor ones) quickly. Available, responsive yet very discreet, what more to ask, you've made these two weeks a dream to remember.

We have rented properties throughout the world and Casa Ventana rates amongst the best for quality, service, availability of staff for cooking, cleaning and help with anything, and what about the views throughout the property!

The property is not as far as some reviews state, and taxis are available and fast. Be ready for just a nice walk to town, if needed.

The property is large, very comfortable and well equipped. Lette's cooking is so good! Arrived and groceries were done as requested, and more.

Thank you all for making our holidays a success and exceeded our expectations!

Looking forward to be back at Casa Ventana which I will recommend to all friends who go to PV.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Marc, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa Ventana, and thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I have owned Casa Ventana for 18 years, and even though I live in New Zealand, I don't mind the 22 hours it takes to get there from the other side of the Pacific Ocean, because it is such an incredible experience for me and my family every time. I am so proud of our team and that they really made your experience exceptional an in particular Lette, who has worked for me for 18 years, trained in my 5 star resort in Fiji, and is very much part of my family. We hope to welcome you back to Casa Ventana soon! Best, Ron Eckstrom-French
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LIVING THE DREAM

  • 5 of 5

This is an open air beautiful home. We spent our days playing cards in the open air living room, or upstairs in the infinity pool with cocktails, all the while enjoying an unbelievable view. Fireworks in the distance at night were a nice treat. Lettie, our chef, and now our friend- was the icing on the cake. She did all the shopping, and every meal she prepared was better than the one before. She shared her recipes and we told her she should publish a cookbook. It was a nice walk down to town and the beaches. Walking back is good exercise or catching a cab made it easy. Lettie was available for whatever we needed, from tracking down a cab that we left a cell phone in, to arranging our rides to dinner and the airport. The rooster that lived somewhere around was a little confused with the sunrise, but it made for good conversation and lots of laughs. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone looking for an alternative to a resort.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable with beautiful views

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

We all were delighted with Rudy and Lettie, they could not have been more helpful. The view was absolutely breathtaking. Lettie's cooking was delicious and they were both so sweet. We all rate it a 5 star would absolutely do again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such lovely guests, and for taking the time to post a review. We hope to welcome you back to Casa Ventana soon!
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Best vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 just returned from the most incredible vacation at Casa Ventana! This place was everything we had hoped it would be. Not sure what we loved more...the house or the house manager, Lette,! She was so wonderful in helping with everything and anything we wanted or needed. And her cooking was amazing!!! If you are lucky enough to stay here, definitely take advantage of her skills. We also loved having help from Ruby, who was just a sweetheart. The two of these ladies, along with this house, have me scurrying to rebook in the near future. I have been coming to PV my whole life, and from now on, I never want to stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Penthouse in PV

  • 5 of 5

This penthouse is very spacious with spectacular views. The bedrooms are large and though they have air conditioning, we never had need to turn them on with the wonderful breezes. Plenty of closet space. The upstairs outdoor seating area is perfect for morning coffee, sunset cocktails or even a private massage. Lette the house manager stocked the house with groceries and made sure we were comfortable every day. The other great advantage is the daily maid service. Though we never saw her, when we returned each day, the apartment was clean with no dirty dishes, with fresh towels and even fresh pool towels presented on the 4 lounge chairs. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 19.0%

Maximum Number of Guests: Up to 6 adults. Note, discounts may be provided during certain times of the year when only two persons are staying at Casa Ventana. If this is the case, an additional charge equal to the discount that was provided for the full stay will be levied at check in (or when the additional guests arrive) should more than two guests stay at the house.



Entertainment Policy: Casa Ventana is located in a residential condominium community. Loud noise or loud music of any kind is not permitted after 10PM. Please respect the privacy of our neighbors and the tranquility of the Las Amapas area. Parties or functions are strictly prohibited at Casa Ventana, and the house under no circumstances should not be used for entertaining more than six persons, including the registered guests, unless the owners have agreed. Failure to adhere to this policy may result in the loss of your security deposit, and / or expulsion from the premises.



Damage Deposit: $250 (fully refundable within 7 days of departure)



Pet Policy: Pets of any kind are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.