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Beach Front Luxury – Location! Location! Location!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 90 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 in beds)

Our home at the Bay View Grand is located on 20-acres of tropical paradise on the Mexican Riviera in Marina Vallarta which is only four miles from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We are a 5 minute drive to the airport, and a 10 minute walk to the Beautiful Marina with spectacular yachts, numerous shops, pallet pleasing restaurants, pastry shops, ice cream parlors, tour providers, and a Thursday night Flea Market. The Marina Vallarta is an upscale neighborhood with its own police force. Bay View Grand has the largest Infinity swimming pool in Mexico, an 8000 sq. foot well equipped gymnasium with sauna and steam room, two tennis courts, snack bar by the pool, and beautifully manicured grounds.

Our Designer Showcase Condo in Marina Vallarta has all the amenities one could ask for

• We are right on the Ocean with spectacular views of the Ocean, Pool, Grounds and Puerto Vallarta.

• We are on the 10th floor of the quieter and sought after E- building, which sees every sunset with a different spectacular show every night.

• Our home is uniquely designed with Euro sliding mirror doors between the living room and master bedroom which opens up the unit for a more airy feeling; yet can be easily closed for privacy.

• Spacious balcony has a large Jacuzzi, two lounge chairs, dinning table with seating for four, and breath taking views of the Gardens, Ocean, Mountains, and every Sunset that ever happens.

• Marble floors throughout our home and Granite counter tops in the Kitchen.

• Two Bedrooms. Both have a view of the ocean and grounds. The second bedroom also has a few of the mountains.

• Two full Bathrooms. Master Bath is completely finished in marble and has Roman columns and a large bathtub. Second bath has a large handicap equipped shower.

• Out the back there is a panoramic view of the ocean, Marina Vallarta, and Puerto Vallarta with frequent fireworks.

• Cross ventilation utilizes the cool ocean breezes Throughout our home

• Our Gourmet Kitchen has been recently remodeled. We have a new five burner gas stove and a large gas oven with a broiler. We have also added a large 26 cubic foot French Door Refrigerator. Our kitchen is well equipped with all the amenities one could ask for.

• Elegant dining room has seating for six.

• Hi speed internet with access throughout our home and balcony.

• Phone with unlimited calls to the US or Canada.

• Air conditioning with individual controls in living room and each bedroom.

• Netflix, and USTV Now with 28 of the most popular U.S. Channels in English.

• Weekly maid service.

• Beautifully hand carved and finished furniture.

• The best 24/7 security in Marina Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta.

Bay View Grand in Marina Vallarta is next door to Marina Golf. Walmart, Sams Club and the Liverpool Mall are a short distance away. We are centrally located and just a short 15-20 minute drive to the famous Puerto Vallarta downtown Malacon; a stone “boardwalk” with bronze statues, sand sculptures, and lots of strolling room. The main Puerto Vallarta downtown area is closed to motor traffic and has the ocean on one side and premier shopping, and restaurants on the other side. The Puerto Vallarta town square comes alive with entertainment in the evening. The fantastic flea markets, where everyone loves to bargain and deal, are just two blocks from the town square. Taxi and bus service is available right in front of the Bay View Grand.

This is not your typical rental. This is our home in Marina Vallarta and we only rent it when we are not able to use it.

More Details

Owner
Dale Hansen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Dale Hansen

We moved to Marina Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 2001 after operating a Carriage Trade photography Studio in Sandy, Utah for 30 years. Dale is a Certified Master Photographer and we have traveled throughout the World with our photography. Dale's images have been published in numerous books and periodicals including the National Geographic, World Book, National Audubon, and the cover of The Professional Photographer. He has received three Kodak Gallery Awards. His work has been displayed throughout the country, including three exhibits at the Walt Disney Epcot Center. We have four children and fourteen grandchildren in three different States. In Puerto Vallarta, we are active in the Navy League and the International friendship club and have helped with, and participated in many charitable events in Marina Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta. We have been fortunate to make many new friends from all walks of life. We have both become much healthier individuals since moving Marina Vallarta.

Dale Hansen purchased this condo in 2001

Why Dale Hansen chose Puerto Vallarta

We fell in love with Puerto Vallarta when we first started vacationing here over 35 years ago. We visited many other locations in Mexico but nothing came close to Marina Vallarta near Puerto Vallarta. The climate is perfect for most of the year. The people are friendly and the town has a true Mexican charm not experienced in other areas built to accommodate tourists. Marina Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta are as safe, or safer, than most cities in the States or Canada.

What makes this condo unique

Have you always dreamed of visiting Paradise? That perfect location with Warm Winter Climates, Sandy Beaches, Colonial Architecture, Friendly People and Spectacular Sunsets? Then you need to come to Marina Vallarta near the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta. We always wanted our own place, in paradise, on the beach and in an area that was affordable and safe. We love long walks on the beach and the near perfect climate. The days are warm and the nights cool during those dreaded Winter months. The Puerto Vallarta airport is a short distance as is the town and many activities. The restaurants in Marina Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta are first class and the scenery is unbelievable. We have had many Humpback Whale and Dolphin shows right from our Balcony and the Turtles occasionally lay their eggs right in front of our pool.

Map

Malecón
Vallarta Adventures
"Great tour company with tours suitable for all walks of life. Our favorite tour is Rhythms o..."
Art Walks Downtown
Barcelona Tapas
"Fun place to eat."
Cafedesartistes
"Very exclusive restaurant with amazing food."
Marina Vallarta Club de Golf
"Great Golfing right next door."
Bahia de Banderas
"Banderas Bay is miles and miles of beautiful beaches, and resorts."
Sea Turtle Preservation
Porto Bello
"Great restaurant right in the Marina."
Marina Tours
"Another tour company which is located right in the Marina."
Plaza Caracol
"Shopping center with restaurants, souvenir shops and a great grocery store. "
Senor Frog's Puerto Vallarta
"Good Restaurant"
Hard Rock Cafe
Señor Frog ´s
"Good Restaurant"
Portofino
"Another great restaurant close by in the Marina. "
Terminal
Pipi's
"Good restaurant down town."
Red Cabbage Cafe
"Fantastic restaurant down town. A little hard to find so take a Taxi. "
Fijata banana
"One of our favorite restaurants in the Marian. Not very expensive but the the best Fajitas ..."
Chico's Paradise Restaurant
"A little out of the way restaurant but a great experience if you should want to take a tour ..."
Bullfights
"Not one of our favorite things to do. It is, however, near by. "
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Marina Golf - Next Door
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
On property
Car: not necessary

Watch the Cruise Ships, Whales (in season), Dolphins, Pelicans, and many other Marine Sea Life from your private Balcony. Or just relax and soak in your own private Jacuzzi. Swim in one of the largest Infinity pools in Mexico. The Marina is just a short 15 minute walk and is full of fantastic restaurants, gift shops, tour companies, and magnificent Yachts. Down town Puerto Vallarta is only four miles away and easily accessible by Taxi or Bus. We prefer taking the bus because of the ambiance. There are many great restaurants all around Puerto Vallarta from the basic mom and pop to the very exclusive. The Sierra Madre Mountains are just a few miles away and there are many tours that will take you into them by Jeep, truck, or four wheeler. Puerto Vallarta is an amazing city that is full of life. Bay View Grand is centrally located with easy access to everything. We have an excellent security staff many of whom speak some English. We have lived in many cities in our life and Puerto Vallarta is by far the safest city we have ever lived in. We walk the streets of the Marina and Puerto Vallarta practically every day we are there and have never had an uncomfortable situation arise. We are close enough to everything for you to have a great time and far enough away from everything for you to enjoy peace and quiet.

Amenities

Marina Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large handicap equiped shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Completley finished in Marble
  • Both bathrooms have Marble floors and counter tops. Master Bath is totally finished in Marble with Roman column accents and large tub. Our guest bathroom has a large handicap equipped shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom has a view of the Ocean and Mountains
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite has Ocean view and private entrance to balcony
  • Queen size Beds (2) One Queen in Master Bedroom and one in Guest Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our living room has a Lazy Boy couch and love seat with a total of four recliners. We provide Weekly maid service. We also have a water cooler, adjustable awnings on the balcony, desk in second bedroom, screens on all windows and doors, lots of storage, and a security screen door at the entrance. We have beautifully hand carved and finished furniture as well as stained glass throughout our home. We provide many tools including an electric drill and flash light. Our home has amazing cross ventilation which utilizes the fresh ocean breeze and the soothing sound of the waves. If it gets too warm, our living room and each bedroom have individually controlled air conditioning which are quiet and efficient. Our home at the Bay View Grand is a bit of “Heaven on Earth”.

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average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
5

Spectacular ocean views. Clean facility. Amazing pool. 2 roomy bedrooms with as updated kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The accommodations were comfortable and roomy. The decorations were fun. It was centrally located close to the marina and a cab ride away from downtown. Will stay here again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janalyn, We look forward to having you again in the future. Our location is only one of many things that makes us so special. We are not only a short cab ride from downtown but also a short bus ride with a cost of less than forty cents each way. We are also just a few minute drive to the airport and a ten minute walk to the Marina with many amazing restaurants, shops, and activities. Best of all, Bay View Grand is quiet and peaceful in the evening when all one really wants to hear is the Ocean waves rolling in.
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous condo! We loved the marble floors, and the beautifully carved and painted table and chairs and bar stools,and all the wood work throughout the condo was exquisite! One of the bathrooms had a large pillar and marble steps into the jetted tub. The other bathroom had a marble seat in the shower you could sit down to wash yourself! Both bedrooms had a picturesque view of the serpentine swimming pool right next to the beach, wow ,we were in awe at the view! We loved having the sliding doors and windows opened at night to hear the sound of the rolling waves and the cross breeze that put us to sleep. How relaxing that was. The kitchen was modern we loved the stove and large fridge the awesome view out the big kitchen window. They had beautiful stained glass windows throughout the condo. The living room had a lovely dolfin glass tea table and the couches reclined so we could enjoy watching the large screen tv. We loved eating our meals on the balcony, the chairs and table were so convenient and there on the balcony was a nice hot tub. This was an immaculate condo!! We did not want to leave. We loved the fun adventures ! Walks

on the beach, watching the iguanas sunning themselves in the top of the trees, setting the baby turtles free in the ocean, viewing the variety of birds, working out with the excersise equipment, the steamroom was nice too. Last but not least the sunsets were to die for! We would book this condo again and again!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lorraine and Jerry, Paradise pretty much sums up the way we feel about our home in Puerto Vallarta also. We just recently remodeled the kitchen and added the new gas range/oven and large French Door refrigerator. Yes the sunsets are incredible. When we are there, we go out of our way not to miss the ever changing sunsets. Please let your friends know how great and SAFE Puerto Vallarta is. The news still likes to exaggerate conditions on the boarders which are over 1000 miles away. We feel safer in Puerto Vallarta than any city we have ever lived in. Unlike most of the rest of the World, the Mexican people still love Americans and they go out of their way to help us have a good experience in their beautiful country. We look forward to having you stay in our home again. Dale and Marian
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5

Clean, Beautiful, and Fun

  • 5 of 5

After driving 5 hours to Vegas, flight to California, and a layover with 2 hour extra delay before we flew to Puerto Vallarta it was a relief that we only had a quick 5 minute taxi ride to the Bay View Grand. We arrived just in time to watch from the 10th floor balcony radiant red and orange clouds dance in the sky as the sun disappeared beyond the ocean. With the kids in bed fast asleep my wife and I listened to the ocean wave’s crash upon the beach as we relaxed in the luxurious balcony tub for some much needed R&R.

In the morning after a great night sleep in a comfortable bed we were able to appreciate how clean and well kept the condo was. Their cute nick knacks on the walls from years of collecting all over the world, were a welcome relief from the normal sterile hotel room. With a full kitchen, simple breakfast and lunches made it easy to save a little extra money. Of coarse we spent that extra money when we walked to the flee market that goes on every Thursday in the near by marina.

The next morning we were surprised to see a notice by the elevator telling us about a free event of releasing baby sea turtles. After playing in the ocean waves all day we took a walk in the soft sand to a small shack just a half mile down the beach to where the turtles were hatched. My kids and I were able to each hold and name 3 adorable baby turtles. We released them to make their way down the beach toward another amazing sunset, to their new home the ocean.

Dale Hansen and Marian were very accommodating their beautiful home and their friendly attitude made it an amazing vacation. Thanks to both of you.

Ryan, Lorinda and family

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ryan, Your description of the Sunsets is right on. The perfect ending to a perfect day is a Puerto Vallarta Sunset. We have recently added a couple of padded zero gravity lounge chairs on our balcony to enhance the Sunset experience. Releasing baby turtles into the Ocean is an amazing experience. My wife and I were fortunate to be able to watch a mother Turtle lay her eggs right in front of Bay View Grand while we were here in February. We too try to stay in places where we can save some money by preparing some of our own meals. As you are aware, we in the process of upgrading our kitchen. Besides the new gas range and stove that you enjoyed, we just recently installed a large French door refrigerator. Thank you for being such amazing guests and we hope to see you and your children in our home again soon. Dale and Marian Hansen
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5

Amazing Condo and Amazing Complex

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful condo from January 4th through February 25. It was great to get away from the cold Winter in the States. Bay View Grand is an Amazing complex with 24/7 security. The grounds are immaculate and the infinity pool is the largest we have ever seen or been in. Our Grandchildren loved swimming in the end pools which are heated. Anywhere else we have ever stayed, the complex takes up almost all the property. Here, at Bay View Grand, the Gardens are immense with beautifully groomed flowers, trees, and shrubs everywhere. We were here during the busy time and yet we had no difficulty securing a table and chairs by the pool. The pools seldom had more than a few people in them. We even had a once in a lifetime experience of seeing a Turtle lay her eggs right in front of Bay View Grand.

The condo itself is well designed, clean and spacious. The views are incredible! The kitchen had everything we needed and more. We were provided plenty of clean linens and towels. The maid came by once a week to clean. You can tell from the decorations and decor that this is someones home and we did feel at home during our entire stay. We visited some friends in other condos and nothing came close to this condo. The cross ventilation was fantastic throughout the condo. The nights were comfortably cool and quiet. We stayed downtown one year and could not sleep at night because of all the continuous noise. They have a new air conditioning system, however, there was never any need to try it out. The internet was good and we enjoyed having Netflix and USTV Now that broadcasts the most popular TV channels in the States. I must admit though, we seldom found time to watch TV. Whenever we missed one of the many incredible sunsets from our balcony, we felt a little disappointed.

Thank you Dale and Marian for sharing your beautiful home with us. WE WILL BE BACK!!

Dennis and Judy Brown

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dennis and Judy, We know what you are talking about when you mention other complexes, where the property is totally taken up by the structure. We are also fortunate to have an administration that is dedicated to maintaining this property in pristine condition. We have never seen another complex anywhere which is more beautiful or better maintained than Bay View Grand. Bay View Grand in Marina Vallarta is one of those magical places where memories are created and one just can’t wait to return. Thank you for staying in our home, Dale and Marian
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Accommodating - with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

The home met all of our needs. The condo was perfect for us. Close to many great restaurants in the marina within easy walking distance. The amenities at Bay View Grand - pool, workout room & employees were all great. Only drawback was slooowww internet which owner Dale has since addressed by upgrading connection speed.

My wife & I have all ready booked our next Puerto Vallarta trip at Dale's condo - watching beautiful sunsets from the patio!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bill and Sharon, When you return later this year you will find many improvements along with a faster internet. We also now provide Netflix and USTV Now with 28 of the most popular US channels. We have a new cooking range and a new air conditioning system which is much more efficient, quieter, and has individual controls in each room. Thanks again for staying with us and returning again this coming December.
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5

Bay View Grand Accommodstions Exceeded My Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My two daughters and I stayed at the Bay View Grand from 12/21-12/28/16. I had reservations at the Marriott, but later decided on BVG because my brother & his wife recently moved to BVG from the US, and I thought we might prefer being closer to them.

THE COMPLEX: Cancelling my hotel reservation was the best decision ever! The complex is a 10... amazing pol and gym, beautiful landscape, impeccably maintained, easy to access, close to the Marina shops, restaurants, and boating, It is EXTREMELY safe with 24 hour security and constant ID checks and sign in requirements (which is a good thing - the security staff is outstanding).

THE UNIT: Great location on the 10th floor with incredible views - front and back! The unit is well appointed with wifi, modern (and abundant) kitchen appliances, nice furnishings and a large TV (which I cannot comment on b/c we didn't watch TV). The unit gets an amazing cross breeze if you open the front door (which has a security screen) and the back slider, keeping it nice and cool in the afternoon and evening.

THE OWNER: Dale is kind, responsive, and generous - he is everything you would ever want in an owner. He even offered us a late checkout once he learned that we had a late afternoon departure flight. Nothing went wrong at all on our vacation, but I am sure he would have hopped into action if it had.

If Dale and his family will have us, we will most certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda, It was a privilege to have you and your daughters stay in our home. We would love to have you return as often as you want. We are currently enjoying our home ourselves and are updating a few items while we are here. We are putting in a higher speed internet. A new air conditioner system which is more efficient, quiet, and has individual controls in the living room and each bedroom. A new high end gas range with an improved cook top with grill. The oven also has a broiler. Thanks again for the review and have a great New Year. Dale and Marian
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

You must be 25 years of age or older to rent this condo.

No Pets

NO SMOKING! (Please do not rent our home if you smoke)

ELECTRICITY:
*Prime, Christmas, New Years, Easter - Electricity is included
*Standard - No charge for the first 200kWh per week
*Monthly (30 + days) Guest is responsible for all electricity charges. Meter will be read at the time of arrival and departure. Any overage will be taken out of the security deposit. Guests staying for multiple months are required to pay electrical charges at the end of each month. All of our lighting is LED. You can plan on around $20.00 per month if the Air Conditioner is not used. Our range, oven, clothes dryer, and water heater are all gas. Gas and water are included with every rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.