About the property
- Condo550 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Construction & Noise Update: please note that there is a great deal of construction everywhere in Puerto Vallarta. This is a great location, but there is construction all around the unit as well as within the property. I believe it is our obligation to our past and future guests to make sure you are properly informed of the current construction and noise. This unit is also located in a very popular "party" area. There is music from nearby beach clubs. Generally, this stops around 10p-11p.
Located at 326 Amapas Street in the Casa Corazon Bed and Breakfast Complex. If you are looking for one of the new luxury properties with over the top amenities, then this is NOT the place for you. However, if you like the look of traditional Mexico in a very local setting, this is the right place for you! The unit has undergone extensive remodeling during the summer of 2016. All rooms have been repainted and new fixtures have been added to the bathroom including new shower sliding doors. A new 40" smart flat screen TV has been installed with updated and faster internet service. The kitchen has been updated with a granite counter top including a new under-mount sink with new fixtures. The outdoor terrace has a new window by the kitchen and wooden privacy louvers in the dining area as well as a new wood-tone glass sliding patio door.
From the expansive terrace of this unit, you will be treated to amazing views of Banderas Bay, the charming town of Puerto Vallarta, and the green mountains of the Sierra Madre mountain range. During the winter months, you can actually watch whales and porpoises play in the ocean as you relax on the terrace. The terrace is what you will enjoy the most about this unit! It has a covered area that includes a full 'open air' kitchen with a dining and living area. The remainder of the terrace is open to the sky, so you can work on your sun tan or watch the sun set in the evening. If it gets a bit too hot for you, no problem. Just turn on the outside terrace fan or step inside and turn on the A/C.
The interior of the studio is decorated in a traditional rustic Mexican style. The bathroom consists of an oversized tile shower and a separate dressing room with lavatory. You will have plenty of storage with a closet in the dressing room, an antique bureau filled with many drawers, and an antique Mexican chest which has storage as well as a place to rest your luggage. Relax in the queen size bed while watching cable TV or your favorite DVD on the 40" flat screen. For your convenience, there is a desk complete with a book shelf, as well as high speed wi-fi.
Just outside the door of unit #905, is an elevator which will take you down to the beach level where you can enjoy Ritmo's Beach Club right on the ocean front. You can relax under a palapa all day as long as you purchase a drink or food. The waiters are very friendly and accommodating. During the afternoon, you will enjoy beachside music with a live band or local DJ.
If you walk down the beach away from the pier (south), you will come to the Mantamar Beach Club. This is a very upscale beach club complete with gourmet restaurant and infinity pool with a swim up bar. You have to purchase a day pass to use the facility, but you can always use the bar and restaurant. Note that a portion of the fee for the day pass includes food and drink. If you walk down the beach toward the pier (north), you will pass many restaurants and bars. In the following order you will pass Blue Chairs Beach Club, Sapphire Beach Club (requires a day pass), El Dorado, La Palapa, Amapas Sunset, Cuates Y Cuetes Langostino's, Playa Los Arcos Restaurant, Daiquiri Dick's, The Blue Shrimp and A Taste of Italy.
If you exit the building at the office level on the 8th floor, head to your left down the hill on Amapas Street. A small mini-super is on the right. You can find most anything you will need here as well as delicious fresh home made local food. If you like fresh Tamales, this is where to find them! Continue to the bottom and turn right when you come to the San Marino Hotel. You will pass Cafe Bohemio.Continue on and you will pass Piazzetta Italian Restaurant. Turn left at Trattoria Michel and you will pass by Cafe Tizoc, La Pizza Nostra, Cafe San Angel, Que Pasa, the famous Andale, Tsunami, and Kaiser Maximillian. Turn right on to Basilio Badillo and you will go by Cafe de Olla and Joe Jack's Fish Shack. As you can see, you are staying in the perfect location to walk to any number of restaurants, bars, and shops.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Ralph DiPalma
The owners of this property came to Puerto Vallarta for the first time in 1985. It was 'Love at First Sight.' They have travelled all over the world, but always come back to this charming town to relax and visit local friends that have been made over the years. It is truly their home away from home.
Ralph DiPalma purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Ralph DiPalma chose Amapas
This is a perfect location for you to enjoy the traditional flavor of Mexico. You are in a safe local Mexican neighborhood; definitely not the touristic 'Hotel Zone.' This is where you can slow down, relax, and make new friends. Walk out onto your private terrace and the Pacific Ocean greets you. However, you are just around the corner from shopping, restaurants, and night clubs!
What makes this Condo unique
You can enjoy a daily breakfast from the bed and breakfast section of the condominium for a very reasonable daily additional charge. Or, if you prefer to pass on this option, it is just a short stroll down to the Olas Altas area where you have access to many great restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In fact, you are within walking distance to a wide array of shopping, dining, and entertainment. If you prefer, someone at the front desk of the property will be happy to call a taxi for you, but don't be afraid to get out and explore on your own! The employees at the front desk will be available to check all guests in and out of the unit. Any balances owed at check -in or check-out may be paid at the front desk. Please consider tipping the staff if they have done something to help make your stay more pleasant. They are more than willing to assist you if you simply ask.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 12:00 AM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved our stay at Casa Carazon, the balcony view was great, walking distance to everything.
Ralph Di Palmas condo at Casa Carazon was wonderful. The balcony view was perfect, and we were able to walk to almost everything. The weather was excellent, the ocean temperature was warm enough to walk into without screaming. This place was perfect for my wife and I. The Romantic Zone may not be young child appropriate but for couples it was hard to beat.
Thank you for the good review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay! Everyone loves the balcony view. The apartment is small, but the large terrace seems to be a BIG plus for all my guests. I hope you will visit me again soon!
Cute and charming casita for two!
This was our second stay at Ralph’s place and I dare say it was even better. The condo has a new AC unit that works great, and the balcony has been expanded. That view.... just wow. The outdoor kitchen and living area just can’t be beat. So relaxing and handy for late night snacks or breakfast with a view. Short walk down the hill to the beach, food and drink and shopping. The pool is also lovely and rarely busy. This is a gem and we can’t wait for next years visit.
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Our stay at Casa Coazòn was everything and more than what we wanted. Ralph made the booking, checkin and checkout so easy and provided a lot of useful information that made our stay such a pleasant one. Internet was perfect, TV with a great picture and plenty of channels. In late March the apartment stayed at a comfortable temperature and we never needed the A/C. We often used the pool on level 4 that overlooked the beach. There is construction going on but that never bothered us. They only work during the day, Mon - Fri and even though we were at the apartment at times, it was not bothersome and we even got in some afternoon naps :) Since it was our first trip to PV, we never used a taxi besides getting an Uber to and from the airport (about $7 USD). Everything you need is on your doorstep and it was great to explore the town by foot. Would definitely come back to Ralph’s beautiful apartment when I visit PV again. Thanks Ralph! Much appreciated.
This is beautiful place to stay, very safe, comfortable, and great sunset views. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
From morning coffee on this deck to the sunset.
The beach is equally inviting as staying the full day on this terrace watching the sunshine, people on the beach, humpback whales breach.
The location of the condo is perfect for anybody who wants to stay in Zona Romantica.
Beach is just steps away. You do not need to pack up for the beach - you can just leave the condo in your bathing suit.
Our second visit here. Loved every second!
Perfect place for sunsets
This is a lovely traditional Mexican condo. Weather was spectacular, so we barely used the AC. The outdoor kitchen/patio is a great place to hang out and watch time go by. Tons of channels available on the cable, and the WiFi internet was solid. We averaged 20-30 Mbps download speed for the week. The building is being expanded, so there is construction noise during the day. So best to explore the town during the day, or go to the beach. There are several paths down to the beach. One to the right of the building, also one to the left. And a brand new path created specifically for the condo. Take the elevator down to the bottom floor and walk straight out. There is a long winding ramp suitable for wheelchairs (no steps) that leads you to the front door of Ritmos Cafe. This is the easiest route to the beach. And by far the easiest route back to your unit. Mantamar Beach Club (day use fee required) is right next to Ritmos, and for the LGBTQ friends, Blue Chairs Beach and Hotel is right there too.
Rates & Availability
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///////////////////////////////////////////////////////PAYMENT/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// The total amount is due at the time of booking. *******************************REFUND POLICY***************************** Any cancellations made up to 60 days prior to arrival will receive a 100% refund. Any cancellations made less than 60 days but up to 30 days prior to arrival will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival will receive no refund. Additionally, there are NO REFUNDS due to acts of nature, religious or weather situations, mechanical failure, earthquake, golf conditions, hurricane, earthquake or any natural disaster or any other non controllable situations such as but not limited to construction in the area, unusual noise or other disturbances. PLEASE TAKE OUT TRIP INSURANCE. ***TRIP INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.***