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Steps away from Beaches, dramatic Ocean/Mtn views, prime location Viejo Vallarta

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1BR / 1BA luxuriously appointed ---views from all rooms----corner unit----quiet

This property is perched on a hill in a quiet residential neighborhood, just one short block off one of PVs best beaches. It is a corner unit with beach, mountain and city views from all rooms with two balconies, and oversized sliding glass doors and windows which open to its amazing views. Walking distance (steps down) to shops and the PVs center/heart of the Zona Romantica. Common area is two flights up and offers sweeping panoramic views with swimming pool and expansive terrace, offering one of PVs best views of the Bay and the sunsets. You probably wont need a taxi but taxi stands are available above lobby entrance, and adjacent to gated garden/street entrance down steps one block in from beach.

Unlike many other places close to the heart of town, this condo is quiet and offers an unusual combination of ocean, mountain and city views without a lot of congestion and noise---only the lull of the surf on the beach, steps away + well stocked gourmet convenience store and pharmacy.

Location Location Location: If you want to be very close to the beach without a lot of the noise directly ON the beach, this place is for you. You will rarely need a taxi, and everything is within close walking distance, but there ARE steps and regrettably there is no wheelchair access. The hillside corner location high up affords some of the best views in PV while at the same time the building is located well off the main road to avoid noise from traffic. The building is very friendly with many resident owners as well as many annual return guests. The location is very secure, with gated entrance to internal steps coming up from beach. This condo over looks directly above and the Blue Seas/Playa Bonita buildings, both of which are great, but tend to be a noisy during peak times on Los Muertos Beach. Unlike other locations in central PV, or the Zona Romantica/Viejo Vallarta as it is called, this location is very quiet, yet very accessible.

A Great Value: For the price of this luxuriously appointed condo (with its polished marble floors covered with oriental rugs), you could barely get a modest undersized hotel room in a noisy location on the beach. This condo has be painstakingly finished with all amenities to make you feel completely at home and in luxury. The gourmet will be pleased with its top notch appliances, and fully stocked granite kitchen with great views, water purification unit in the kitchen. The bathroom features walk in double travertine showers and double sinks. Because it is a corner unit/high up, there is lots of light in all rooms, fantastic 270 degree views, and great cross ventilation so air conditioning is rarely necessary (although there are two quiet mini split A/C units). A comparable hotel room/suite would be over $300/night in the high season, would be much smaller without 270 degree view. Free high speed internet, and cable TV, and a premium stereo system are available

You Will Keep Coming Back: Our goal is your complete satisfaction and to get you to become one of our return guests who keeps coming back. Please note that this is a no smoking property (except on balcony) and no pets are allowed. Parasailing, jetskiing, waterskiing all available on the beach just a few steps away. Enjoy the distance views of Los Arcos and Las Islas Marietas from the expansive pool deck, or snuggle up in the private hideaway on your own private terrace with its privileged corner views and gentle breezes. A 24 hour convenience store and a gourmet general store are both within walking distance. There is plenty of privacy and peace, and you will love listening to the surf pounding on the beach below. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped, there is a great CD/DVD library, and beach chairs + bogey boards.

More Details

Owner
Daniel
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Daniel

European owned and managed. Long time resident of Puerto Vallarta. I include great tips on what to see and do in PV.

Daniel purchased this condo in 2010

Why Daniel chose Amapas

The only reason I bought this property to live in is because unlike everyplace close in to Old Town which is usually noisy (especially at night) this location is actually quiet. You can hear the waves at night from both balconies.

The condo has doors which open 25 feet wide to the balcony. The corner unit has large windows that open the side giving the feel of living, reading and eating outside overlooking Banderas Bay. You have 2-3 times as much space as a hotel room, and lots of privacy on the main balcony. The bedroom has its own small balcony too, so there is great cross ventilation.

What makes this condo unique

Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance, including a great gourmet mini market, a pharmacy, a 24 hour store, and the beach is a half a block away. Maybe the best part is that right on this part of the beach, a local celebrity Beach Cook named Yolanda makes the worlds best grilled fish on a stick for only 25 pesos, better than in most restaurants.

Amenities

Amapas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Granite Bathroom with His and Hers' Double Travertine Marbled Shower, and His and Hers Basins. Beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella all provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom offers its own balcony providing excellent cross ventilation and great city views at night. 400 thread count sheets. Ceiling fan, AC w remote, 6 Player Bedroom with mini Balcony with city and limited ocean views, with Arched stone columns and built in stereo entertainment center including DVD/CD + multi channel Cable TV, iPad/iPod connection to speakers throughout condo, minisafe. High speed wireless internet (bring your own laptop). Polished travertine marble floors throughout accented by oriental rugs.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Gourmet granite kitchen is fully equipped its own water purification/filtration system, wine cooler. Entire unit is wired for stereo with i-Pod connection . Cable TV with remote controls and a large array of premium channels. Ceiling fans, A/C with remotes throughout. Large balcony is adjacent to living area with floor to ceiling sliding doors which open completely. Special outdoor mood lighting and indirect interior lighting. Tropical landscaping on balcony. 15 min taxi from PVR airport. Two short flights of steps down from entrance lobby, including wide rooftop common area with swimming pool all with amazing views of the ocean and mountains. Four stair flights down through gated internal steps to street, then half block to fun filled Los Muertos beach, convenience store and pharmacy located at base of steps. Quiet location in Amapas, high enough up for privacy. Very little noise----only the sound of the waves to lull you asleep.

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Steps away from Beaches, dramatic Ocean/Mtn views, prime location Viejo Vallarta
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
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Relaxing in Puerto Vallarta Zona Romantica

  • 4 of 5

It had been a long time since we had such great holidays under the sun!! As soon as we walked in the condo we felt at home. The terrace faces the Pacific ocean, ideal to look at the sun set while the bottlenose dolphins swim across the bay. We've just loved every single moment in this place.

The condo is very close to the malecon and the Playa de Los Muertos, ideal for an early hour swim in the ocean. It is ideally placed if you want to explore the south side of the bay by car or by boat (Water Taxi are 10 minutes away). You want to go North? Not a problem, just walk down the stairs and you will find a cab station 25m away from the gate.

So to summarize: the place is very comfy for a couple with a young child and very well located to go anywhere around the bay. Moreover Dan, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. I warmly recommend staying in this condo!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Condo is beautiful with modern upgrades while keeping the Mexican style. The view of the sunset was amazing. Slept better than I have in months

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Old Town stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the first 2 weeks of Feb. Daniel was great to deal with and very responsive. The 1 bedroom suite is comfortable, very well appointed and well equipped. Great water views from the large balcony and city views from the dining area and kitchen. The biggest bonus is the location, only 1 block to Los Muertos beach (near the Blue chairs) and your only steps away to a host of great restaurants and bars. We had a wonderful and relaxing time and will want to return to Daniel;s condo for our next PV vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So Much Fun!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to PV and we stayed in 3 distinct locations along the coast. Our time at this condo in Old Town was, hands down, the highlight of our experiences. We echo the many positive comments in the reviews already written about this unit so we'll just sum it all up by saying that the location, amenities and ambience make for an ideal introduction to living and playing in Old Town PV. We give many kudos to the owner, who is more like a host with us as his houseguests. His extensive list of tips and recommendations was invaluable - if you stay there, be sure to follow his leads and you will never be disappointed. We definitely recommend this condo and will be making plans to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean breezes and Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted as we got out of the cab (just as the host said) and given an array of information with both the condo and the area by the greeter. After the first day, we felt safe enough to turn off the AC and open the windows all day and night. The front door has a separate lockable iron gate door so we left the front door open (at times)which enhanced the flow-throw breeze. The ocean facing doors to the patio are double sliding doors that have a 12 foot wide opening, giving the condo a bigger feel, allowing an unobstructed view and the ocean breeze to cool the condo. The only drawback is the bed that was too firm for our standards. The condo was clean on arrival and even though we didn't cook, it was well stocked with cooking amenities. The host was a pleasure to work and there were no issues, just great views of sunsets

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect 'couple's getaway'

  • 5 of 5

The owner of this sweet property is the 'host with the most!' He provided us with invaluable tips and insight into the area, his favorites spots, beaches, how to get there, etc. and from a local's perspective. Especially helpful since it was our first visit to PV. We were very fortunate that he was there to greet us upon arrival, because accessing the place initially is not obvious. He'd stocked the fridge and simply could not have been more gracious, hospitable, accessible or helpful during our two week stay. The apartment did not disappoint either - lovely views (including the nightly fireworks over the bay), and comfortably furnished. At least a few times we were thankful for the air conditioning, but mostly kept windows and the large balcony doors wide open for breezes and the sound of the surf. The place is equipped with plenty of beach towels and even beach chairs and umbrella. It is also wonderfully located - steps from Los Muertos beach (but just far enough away not to be noisy), a couple of blocks from the Malecon and Romantic Zone restaurants and shops. We also discovered how easy it is to walk to Conchas Chinas beach, which we loved (quieter and more 'private' feeling, though a public beach). The apartment felt safe, accessed from the street through a locked gate (and quite a few steps up, which kept us in shape). It was a wonderful way to experience PV for the first time!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport 20 minutes
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa los Muertos
Car: not necessary

This special property is perched on a hill in a quiet residential neighborhood, one block off the beach, and boasts awesome ocean and mountain views directly over the building in front of it, and views of all of Banderas Bay. It is a corner unit with city views from all rooms, and large sliding doors which open to the balcony facing the sea. There are constant breezes and the lull of the waves crashing on the beach nearby. Walking distance (steps down) to shops and center of Viejo Vallarta. Common area swimming pool located on over sized terrace two floors above, with equally amazing views. Repeat guests keep coming back because of the special quiet location, the dramatic views, and proximity to everything. You will not need a car and rarely need a taxi. Vallarta's top beaches are a few steps away, as is all the nightlife in the center of town. Unlike other places in the heart of PV, this is quiet and peaceful, and offers amazing views of the Bay and the towering mountains.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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