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Wonderful old charm Casita with private pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Sleeps 4

Incredible Old Town property South of the river, enjoy staying in a true Old Town neighborhood. 2 bedrooms each with a queen size bed. Fully equipped kitchen. 1 bright and airy bathroom. The best is the beautifully furnished outdoor area surrounding the pool and the large outdoor living room with TV, internet, and lots of lounging areas.

Property Manager
Dean McConkey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Dean McConkey

I created Casita Vida as my getaway from San Diego where I live. After visiting Puerto Vallarta for over 20 years I decided to create the type of property I so enjoyed.

Dean McConkey purchased this house in 2008

Why Dean McConkey chose Emiliano Zapata

Location, location, location. Being able to comfortable walk to everything (with no hills) was very important to me. Beach, local markets for shopping (Seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables) all just blocks away. I enjoy living in a 'working' neighborhood, most of my neighbors have been in their homes for 40+ years.

What makes this house unique

I appreciate all types of architecture but wanted to have a true old Mexico feel to my home. I did install air in the bedrooms and update the kitchen, but the overall fell is of timeless elegance and charm.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Car: not necessary

Enjoy and experience Old Puerto Vallarta, cobble stone streets, local markets for shopping, everything is within walking distance.


Emiliano Zapata House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bright airy bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Wonderful old charm Casita with private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Unique, relaxing piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Dean’s Casita is the perfect place to relax. It has a huge open area and tons of seating / lounging area. Dean was a wonderful, laid back host. If you are looking for a place in the heart of old town, but away from the hustle and bustle I highly recommend his place. The pool was a great way to escape the heat and the beds were super comfy. You won’t be disappointed staying here. Lots of charm and interesting artwork everywhere.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing casa in the romantic zone

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything we could have possibly hoped for. We slept 4 of us very comfortably. The host, Dean, was super accommodating and super friendly and outgoing. We would definitely stay here again!! The pictures don't do this house justice!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home!

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we walked in and saw the pool in the center of the courtyard, we knew we were going to have a fantastic vacation.

The home is in the center of the romantic zone, close to everything. We only used a cab once because all of the restaurants, bars and shopping are literally , steps from the front door.

The home was elegant, clean and very comfortable. The dining/living area is accross the courtyard away from the sleeping araes which added a great sense of privacy and spaciousness.

2 couples could stay here comfortably as well as a large family.

I have been going to PV for over 20 years and this was by far, the best experience I have hjad to date. Lovely home, great area, fantastic amenities and large space for enteretaing or relaxing.

I loved, loved loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, private stay in beautiful Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

I have been to P.V. many times and often stayed at Dean's beautiful Casita! The accommodations are more than comfortable and I love the private back area with the refreshing pool and spacious pavilion. I also appreciate that the casita is on a quiet end of the street, yet very near great restaurants, night life and the beach.

If you want a great retreat for yourself, yourself and a partner or even adding another couple, this is THE PLACE to stay. You never need to leave the property if all you want is rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One half of total for stay is needed to reserve the Casita, the 2nd half of payment is due in cash upon arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.