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Ron Eckstrom

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, german

Luxury Executive Penthouse, Private Pool, Unobstructed View

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

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Overview

Downtown (Viejo Vallarta) Condo Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ron Eckstrom (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, german

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 28 traveler reviews

Luxury Executive Penthouse, Private Pool, Unobstructed View
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews
5

A perfect "casa" away from home

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a week long vacation at Casa Ventana.

While a week of sun, relaxation and beachside drinks met our expectations, I must say that our experience at Casa Ventana greatly exceeded our expectations.

This is greatly due to the house manager Lette and also Ruby.

Before we arrived, Lette arranged our transportation from the airport to the house. We arrived and she had expertly stocked our fridge with an assortment of beer and wine that we had requested. She also had homemade margaritas, salsa and guacamole waiting for us.

The house was even more beautiful than the pictures. The view is phenomenal, especially from the plunge pool that backs up to the bedroom on the second floor. The bedroom on the top floor was incredibly private and the air conditioner worked perfectly.

The two bedrooms on the ground floor were also very comfortable and opened to the open air living room and kitchen.

I have seen some people complain about the hill to get to the main road, but this was not a problem at all. It was a little bit of a hike, but provided a great opportunity to work off some calories. If we called a cab, it was usually there within 5-10 minutes.

The best part of the property is definitely dealing with Lette and Ruby. They were always genuinely kind and helpful, quick to offer a smile, a margarita or any thing to help improve the stay in the house or Puerto Vallarta. We had breakfast prepared daily and 3 dinners during the week. The food provided was the best we had all trip and Lette and Ruby made it feel like we were sitting down to family dinner. It was always nice to see that they also seemed to enjoy preparing the meals together!

The house was cleaned daily during the trip. Groceries were also replenished daily.

Felt like being at home, just with a much better view and a much less stress.

I cannot wait for our group to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon here and we could not be happier with our stay. The property is perfectly located in Puerto Vallarta. It is easy to walk to many destinations and the taxi service is very quick. Lette made arrangements for us to be picked up at the airport and when we got to the penthouse, the guacamole and margaritas made our day! We also requested Lette make ceviche which was the best ceviche we had on our trip. Ruby cleaned the place and was quick, thorough, and friendly. The property itself is just as the pictures suggest. The upper deck with the pool was surprisingly private; that may be due, in part, to us traveling at the end of May when there aren't a lot of tourists. Each room is tastefully decorated and it feels like you are staying in a home in Mexico. The master suite bed is very comfortable and the open air breeze has to be one of the highlights of our trip. It feels so relaxing to have that brisk dry Pacific salt air flowing through the rooms. When we come back we will be sure to rent this property again. I think it would be fun to come down with family or friends. Below is a link to a video of the property:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjY5oYXRy5g

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view home with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The owner has the details all figured out and made everything smooth as silk. His manager and chef arranged everything for us from transportation to tours to wonderful meals at the home. The place looks just as good as the pictures - absolutely wonderful views of Puerto Vallarta and plenty of space for our family of 6 to spread out. Clean and well maintained, with maid service daily. Take advantage of the house chef - her meals were delicious and graciously served. Spacious gathering areas on both floors are plenty big for a group of 6. The terrace on the top floor has room to sit in sun or shade near the plunge pool. It is on a hill, very close to the Malecon and an area of restaurants and shops. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views, friendliest service

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Casa Ventana was an excellent experience, from beginning to end.

The condo has amazing ocean views. The condition of the building, this particular unit, and the furniture is all excellent.

Ron and Letty were extremely friendly and accommodating.

Overall, a great experience.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pictures Don't Begin To Do It Justice!

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous condo rates a "FIVE" from start to finish. Ron was extremely quick to answer all of my emails, even answering me from a ski lift with frozen fingers one day. I knew going in that we were going to have a great experience, just because of how attentive and personally involved he was. What I was not remotely prepared for was....that VIEW. It's truly indescribable and you just have to see it to believe it. Is it up on the hill? Yes! That's why you get the view. Is it worth it! Hell Yeah!!! My husband, kids, and I loved every minute of it.

Cabs are ridiculously cheap and we never waited more than 5 minutes for a ride (in high holiday season). We also did a lot of walking which was one of our favorite parts of the trip. The Amapas neighborhood that the condo is located in is amazing. Do yourself a favor and spend some time walking and exploring. It's one of the most diverse neighborhoods I've ever experienced. Continue the walk up Hortencias (instead of the quicker walk down to the beach) and you'll see what I mean. Absolutely stunning multi-million dollar villas, side by side with humble Mexican casitas. Very safe, very vibrant, very peaceful. We woke every morning to the sounds of birds, roosters, church bells...WOW, we were in Mexico! Put it this way: we loved it so much we ended up spending a day of vacation, with a local agent, looking at available properties on the same street.

The house is spotlessly clean and super comfortable. Everything has been thought of! Lette and Ruby will help you with anything you need. They're wonderful. Next time we come back, we'll ask Lette to cook for us the first night. We thought we'd want to go out, but after seeing the beautiful home and drinking some of those margaritas, we just wanted to get in the pool and hang out! Also, I'd like to add that, if you don't want to cook, Vista Grill and Casa Isabel are fabulous restaurants that are a short, peaceful walk up the street.

Ron, I'd just like to congratulate you on this beautiful space and the way you and your team care for your guests. Best of the best! Muchas Gracias! Hasta Luego!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a stay with friends!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from Puerto Vallarta and staying at this villa. It could not have been a better experience. The views from the villa are stunning and having three bedrooms each with their own bathroom was great. Lette, the property manager, was so kind and welcoming. The property is at the top of a very steep hill, but that did not stop us from getting down to the beach each day. The walk to the beach takes only about 7-10 minutes. The food that Lette cooked for us was wonderful as well!! I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great getaway to Puerto Vallarta.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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canopy zip lines nearby

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Rates & Availability

Downtown (Viejo Vallarta) Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Holiday Rate
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
$12,600
 

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Amenities

Downtown (Viejo Vallarta) Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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