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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


About the property

3 Bedrooms - 2 King + 2 Twins + Full Sofa / 3 Full Baths + Half Bath - Sleeps 8

Hi:) A quick note to everyone.. We have noticed positing’s that state “Downtown Puerto Vallarta” and yet you still need a car or a taxi to get to downtown. We are 100% DOWNTOWN and DIRECTLY on the BEACH so you can walk to everything - NO car/taxi needed, just an FYI.

Completed in 2009 This truly unique and 1 of a kind two story ocean front penthouse features three master bedrooms & 3 and 1 half baths + 3 amazing balconies with ocean and mountain views from the roof top decks.

Located on Camarones beach in downtown Puerto Vallarta and just steps away from the Malecon sits Puerta al mar. This boutique beach front Mexican style building has traditional Mexican finishes. Puerta al mar also offers elevator service, swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar, direct beach access, covered parking with attendant and 24 hour security.

Located in downtown Puerto Vallarta, also known as 'Viejo Vallarta,' which is the site of the original fishing village that turned into a world-renowned tourist destination. With cobblestone streets, a pretty town square, and Puerto Vallarta's most famous landmark, the cathedral our lady of Guadalupe, 'el centro' has a unique charm and character of its own. A mile-long boardwalk known as the 'Malecon' runs along the downtown oceanfront street, Paseo Diaz Ordas, where you will find shops, restaurants, galleries, specialty stores and traditional marketplaces facing the ocean.

Paradise may be considered a state of mind, but when visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, one definitely experiences a real life paradise.

Marina Vallarta golf club located in marina Vallarta, 3.6 miles, since most of the fairways are lined with palm trees and guarded by water, a premium is placed on accuracy.

Flamingos golf club located in nuevo vallarta, this traditional-style course enjoys the reputation of being the easiest to play because of its wide-open fairways.

Punta Mita jack Nicklaus signature golf located 40 minutes to the north, there are two 18-hole courses. Pacífico eight picturesque holes bordering the ocean. Hole #3b, called the “tail of the whale,” is a 194-yard, par 3 that plays across the ocean to a rocky island green. Bahía has seven oceanfront holes and is a little more challenging than

Mayan palace golf club located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a fun course, though bunkers and water hazards are everywhere. The #14 signature hole is a beautiful 166-yard, par 3 with the ocean on the left and a lake on the right.

El tigre golf club located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a lengthy course protected by traps and water throughout. The mammoth finishing hole is the par 5, 621-yard “tiger.” most golfers find it untameable because water runs all the way down the left side and the multi-tiered green is surrounded by sand.

Vista Vallarta this is actually two spectacular golf courses at one location, 5.2 miles, just 10 minutes east of the airport. The Nicklaus course has garnered worldwide recognition since hosting the 2002 emc world cup championship.

More Details

Property Manager
Paulette Zdanow
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017


Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , On 4th floor
  • Granite counter, marble walls with luxury features
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , on 4th Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 2 on 5th floor/duplex
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double Bed in LR Area
  • Luxury furnishings
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We can offer airport transfers, and/or a private chef, also we can book sightseeing, massage, babysitters, etc. through our building's office, all for a rate. Housekeeper cleans unit twice a week.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Paradise in Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful two week vacation we had at this beautiful property! We stayed here with two other couples (6 of us) and each had our own bedroom, bath and private balconies as well as tons of closet space. There was another large balcony off the living room for the six of us to gather for a meal (we made use of the grill provided) or just sit and chat. Spent most afternoons either by the immaculately maintained pool or on the beach, just a few steps from the pool area. The property is located a few blocks from the Malecon, perfect for the morning or evening stroll.

Paulette was easy to work with making the reservation and was quick to reply to any and all inquiries we had about the location. I celebrated my birthday during our stay and she was kind enough to provide a birthday cake and a complementary bottle of wine. The chef prepared my birthday meal along with her helper and it made for a very memorable day! All of the staff including, Berenice, Jorge and Yolanda, did a wonderful job seeing to any needs we had during our stay.

I would highly recommend staying at Puerta al Mar.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of a kind!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th stay at Puerta al Mar and it never fails to exceed our expectations. The condo's are spotless, spacious and well appointed. The staff at Puerta al Mar are wonderful. They are kind, helpful and attentive. Paulette, the owner, is responsive and offers many extras at the condo to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.Topping it off is location, unbeatable!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay in PV

  • 5 of 5

It was easy and enjoyable! Paulette made things very easy and the condo is great! The 3 bedrooms are large with bathroom and and plenty of storage space! There are 5 balconies, so the views of the bay and the mountains are endless! From sunrise to won't be disappointed!! We did have the airport transfer and even though you can get a taxi for much less, it is worth it! No worries and Jorge takes great care of you! We actually like the grocery store 1 block away better than Walmart. The corner grill was great for lunch!! the fish tacos were a favorite of my children, along with amazing guacamole! A nice short walk to the boardwalk, a little farther to the romantic zone....but a great location for living like a local and enjoying PV!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

Our Christmas present to our kids & grandkids was a family vacation to Mexico this year. For the first time ever, I nervously booked something other than a hotel online. What a relief to arrive and find that it is exactly as shown - beautiful!! Our beach was clean & the waves pretty friendly, our pool was very clean & warm & we used it a lot! The accommodation itself was perfect for us and the staff there are fabulous. We were well looked after! There were 7 of us including 2 little ones, so we booked their car service to & from airport which was well worth it. We requested a highchair & playpen for the 6 month old and they were all set up & ready for us. We were lucky to have a turtle "hatch" occur practically in front of our unit while there & the 3 year old was thrilled to "help" 3 baby turtles. The unit itself was very clean and the layout was perfect - three bedrooms, all with tons of closet space & complete full bathrooms. We did use the kitchen quite a bit and having a washer/dryer was great with kids! The location was 10/10 - you don't need a car here - walk to everything. Enjoyed fireworks off our deck every night - this is a perfect accommodation for families, or three couples etc. Thank you to Paulette & her wonderful staff for making our vacation so enjoyable!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two weeks in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We are three friends of a certain age who take a winter vacation together every year. Our time this year in PV was by FAR the best! This apartment is in a perfect location for all things Puerto Vallarta. For those restaurants a bit far, the taxis are very affordable. The apartment was very well equipped (we cooked every other dinner), the beds were very comfortable, the pool was clean and warm, and the beach was right there! I also must compliment the staff. Berenice was so helpful and full of smiles and laughter. Yolanda, Jorge, and the rest of the staff were very competent and friendly. We could not have asked for more. None of us wanted to leave. We WILL be back! Many thanks to Paulette!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is OK- location is great.

  • 3 of 5

First visit to Puerto Vallarta and overall loved the city more than any other Mexican destination so far. The people are friendly, it's safe and it's not over the top expensive like a lot of other beaches we've been to.

The unit was a disappointment. It's really poorly maintained- water damage on just about every ceiling. The ACs are not efficient (as proof-we turned off while away, which most of the day everyday and still were charged an electric surcharge which was crazy because I think we were only cool from 3-7 am each day). We had issues with the ceiling fans not working upstairs and really, that room was hot all the time-even with the shades closed, etc. The cleaning fee is excessive considering it costs so little to pay the housekeeper and you're actually required to leave it "broom swept" which means you have to leave it clean! The only thing the unit needed was the beds changed and fresh towels (and from the looks of it, that's all that had been done prior to our arrival). The appliances and dishes were all fine and they do provide you with the essentials that will last a few days .... Hot tub wasn't working during our stay and had apparently been out of order for a few weeks. Pool area was pretty nice, though not enough seating once folks started filling up the units.

The staff was awesome! Berenice is very friendly and accommodating, as are the elderly gentlemen who help with beach chairs, umbrellas, stay overnight to watch the door, etc. We saw a lot of other guests "running" them, so I know they are very helpful and we just had her help set up a tour and a cab... we were happy to tip them at the end of our stay, because they were the best part of the property- seriously.

Overall our stay was fabulous because we spent so little time in the condo. The location on the beach is great, the locals are so friendly and we had great food and service everywhere we went. We will definitely return to the city, but will look for another place to stay, unfortunately. Which makes me sad because the staff was so great!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - Aug 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Aug 14 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 3 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $130

Cancellation: 60 days prior to arrival with a $500 cancellation fee.

After I receive the deposit by credit card or check through PayPal. I send you a letter/contract, a copy of which you return. Then after I've received the rent, I send check-in e-mail with instructions and my local recommendations :) Enjoy!!

Also see our OCEANFRONT Villa in Puerto Vallarta (sleeps 12) - HomeAway # 962737


ALL major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Amex, and Discover) are accepted as well as checks.

Deposit: $500 - This is separate from the rent itself. Your deposit is promptly returned when I receive my keys & cleaning service says everything is in good order

The rent itself is not due until 60 days prior 2 arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Punto V
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Marina Golf Club
Car: not necessary


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