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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


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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.

Amenities

Amapas 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Luxury Executive Penthouse, Private Pool, Unobstructed View
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

Unbelievable and perfect

  • 5 of 5

I don't know where to begin! As is done for everyone, we were greeted to the guacamole etc. The best ever! We had perfect weather. The house is just as pictured and really wonderful! The windows in the Living area are all sliding glass walls and they were never closed! Bedroom windows also. The breezes were always perfect! The home is beautifully designed and Ruby kept it very clean, coming in each day to do beds and dishes. On top of that Leticia (Letty-she prefers Leticia) is a miracle! She prepared two terrific breakfasts, and one luxury dinner. (See has a whole menu for her meals-reasonably priced.) It was my birthday and she even brought an exquisite arrangement of tropical flowers! She does an excellent massage! The unit is surrounded by trees and the birds are gorgeous-even parrots in the trees with the squirrels. There is some traffic noise from service vehicles and there are several roosters who crow in an off beat chorus. There is also an iguana who lives next door (out the living room window) and comes out of the crack in the wall! AND THERE ARE NO BUGS OR MOSQUITOS--ONLY GECKOS!

The road up to the house is interesting...almost an "E" ride at Disney. Very fit folks can walk it but it's easier to get a cab. Puerto Vallarta is lovely, with much to do. We went south to Yelapa by taxi and then took boat over to the beach, but we think it is simpler to take a larger boat from P.V. It was a lovely day and I held an iguana! There is also a nice hike to a waterfall. We also rented a car and went north to Sayulita and San Pancho where the beaches are less crowded than P.V. All the beaches are beautiful and food/drinks are available.

All in all it was the best vacation with kids (all of them grown) I have ever had! That you Ruby and Leticia!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough wonderful things about this spectacular property. The views are even better in person! Everything is beautiful, well-maintained, comfortable, private -- anything you could hope for in a tropical getaway. Many, many thanks to Ron and his amazing property manager/chef/caregiver Lette for our incredible trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Amapas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
High Season
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,275
$9,100
 

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