2 Bedroom 1 Bath Sleeps 4
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This was a wonderful place to stay. The staff was very professional and pleasant to work with. The whole place was clean and comfortable to stay in. Some of the outdoor furniture was beat up but they served their purpose. It was great to be so close to everything but still have our own space. We would definitely stay again.
Thanks for your comments, outdoor furniture is being replaced or repaired, new fabric for cushions.
Hope to see you soon!
We loved our stay at the Casita! Tempted to give a bad review so that we can keep this place all to ourselves! It was perfect for vacationing with our toddler—she got her own room and we got to float in the pool while she napped. All amenities were nearby, including the beach, shops, delicious food trucks, restaurants, grocery, etc. The Casita was well-equipped with everything we needed. The art, sculptures, plants and gorgeous flowering vines were an unexpected bonus! From the dining area we could see gorgeous views of the lush green hills. We will definitely be back soon. Wish we could have stayed forever!
It is a wonderful place to recharge and get out of our bad American habits
It is a hidden gem and we will be back. The owner made our stay comfortable and truly relaxing. You won’t be disappointed and you get a real México experience!
Great Location, great space and of course the pool !!!!
PROS: The Location is walking distance to everything, space was larger than what the pictures showed, Carlos and Alejandro who managed the house where amazing to work with went out of there way to assist and make your stay great.Our lttle dog was secure and loved the house and outdoor area!
CONS: All the furniture seating and lounge chairs are old tired and ragged, Dean you need to replace and or repair them along with all the cushions. Cable did not work for 2 weeks but finally got repaired week 3 of 3. Location is fairly noisey due to street traffic but you are in the middle of Oldtown so it is to be expected.
Overall I would recommend this Casa we enjoyed our stay.
Shelley, Kevin and Peanut
Thank you and glad you enjoyed your stay.
Ouch on the furniture being tired, truth hurts :)
Will take care of it.
Cable was unfortunate, Alejandra was on it, took cable company numerous visits before they restrung new wire.
Perfect House in Old Town PV
The Casita Vida was exactly as advertised. Has everything you need in a house in Old Town PV. Pool is perfect and house is located near everything: grocery, church, beach, ice cream and fabulous restaurants. Would stay there again and for a longer time. Bonus: Dario, Dean's dog who comes to visit often. Perfect place!
Great to have you and look forward to your next visit!
Exactly what we were looking for...
Location: The location was perfect for us. Close to many bar options and easy walks to some of the best restaurants in PV. We also enjoyed the walk to Malecon every morning for a quiet walk and coffee. The beach is a short walk away.
Accommodations: The place was wonderful for us... we loved the outdoor space and spent most of our time there. The pool was a great size and pretty deep. The sun sail over the pool was perfect and appreciated on the sunny days. It was just the two of us, so the space was amazing. Two couples could easily stay and not feel crowded.
The place is in a fairly busy part of city, so expect normal city noises (a little traffic, and some dogs barking -- nothing excessive).
The real estate office next door were holding the keys when we arrived. The ladies who we dealt with were amazing. A real pleasure to talk to and super helpful in every way.
Enjoy and experience Old Puerto Vallarta, cobble stone streets, local markets for shopping, everything is within walking distance.