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Ted Mason

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Spacious Waterfront Condo In Downtown PV Close To All Major Attractions

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Downtown (Viejo Vallarta) Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom 3300 Sq.ft. On The Beach With Spectacular Pool And Gardens

This Puerto Vallarta vacation home in the Residencias Molino de Agua is no doubt in the premier location in the city. Located on Los Muertos Beach in Zona Romantica of Old Town, it is just steps away from a wonderful variety of restaurants, galleries, shopping and nightlife. The condo is complete with furniture and artwork that is both practical and stylish and sure to impress. The exceptionally spacious covered outdoor deck is nestled in the trees beside the Rio Cuale with views of the ocean and has plenty of room for both a dining area and a cozy sitting area. A gas fired BBQ is also provided for those who want to grill their favourite meals at home. The living room features a 50 inch screen T.V with cable service, I pod dock, and a DVD player. There is also high speed wireless Internet with Wi-Fi, a Vonage phone line with free calling to 60 countries and a local phone line to receive local calls. The three bedrooms all feature King size beds, large opening windows, large screen TVs, Ipod docs, DVD players and individual safes. Two of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. For those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Puerto Vallarta you will find this condo is one of the most quiet in the complex. The kitchen has all the applicances you could need including dishwasher, gas cook-top & oven, microwave, s/s refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, espresso machine, blender, orange juicer, etc. .There is also central air conditioning with 5 individual zone controls. On the grounds the condo complex features the largest heated pool in Old Town with manicured landscaping and plenty of space for sunbathing. The complex also has dedicated chairs on the beach. The building has a striking modern architectural design giving all suites beach views and is protected with 24 hr gated security provided by helpful and biilingual staff.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ted Mason (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Ted Mason

Ted and Bruce have had a longtime love affair with Mexico going back 30 years when they had their first holiday together travelling around the country. Ted's training as an architect haslead to a real passion for the historic architecture of Mexico, especially the builidngs of the 17th and 18th century. Bruce's passion is cooking and there is a rich tradtion of regional cooking in Mexico which he has been exploring for years. Ted learnt spanish in university which allowed them access to many aspects of the country which the average tourist might miss.They are both Canadians from small towns in Canada and appreciate the value of being part of a community. They have found the town of Puerto Vallarta to be especially welcoming and are making friends among both Mexicans and the large ex pat community. Their goal is to retire in Mexico.

Ted Mason purchased this condo in 2012

Why Ted Mason chose Puerto Vallarta

We fell in love with this property after a friend of ours bought in the building in 2009. Our friiend had lived in San Miguel Allende for years and had built a luxurious bed and breakfast which he operated with his partner. Health problems forced our friend into a more relaxed lifestyle in Puerto Vallarta where he discovered a very welcoming community that had most of the modern conveniences of home along with the interesting contrast of cultures that one finds throughout Mexico. The convenient airline connections to Canada, the top notch health services and the close proximity to the dynamic city of Guadalajara made Puerto Vallarta an excellent mix of amenities and culture. We discovered this for ourselves and decided that our reitrement would be spent here.

What makes this condo unique

When we first bought in Mexico we did have friends who doubted the wisdom of this choice. We were told that perhaps Palm Springs of Hawaii would be a safer investment. However we felt that we would be bored living in places that were essentially american suburbia. Our experiences living and travelling in Mexico gave us the knowledge that the country was not dangerous as it is protrayed in the Canadian and American media. We wanted to be able to walk to the local market and buy fruits and vegetable that we had never tried before and test new recipies for traditional Mexican dishes that are disappearing even among the locals as the country is more and more influenced by it's northern neighbours. Our condo is unique in that it offers to us both the traditional and the modern. Within the grounds we have all the amenties of home such as drinkable tap water, and amazing swimming pool, cool ocean breezes and a secure home that is hidden away from the sometimes hectic street life of the town. We can also step out the door and be into a dynamic and culturally interesting place that is a crossroads for people from all over the world. For us our Puerto Vallarta home offers the best of both worlds.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Spacious Waterfront Condo In Downtown PV Close To All Major Attractions
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Great Vacation Condo

  • 5 of 5

We were more than thrilled with our vacation experience at this condo! There was plenty of space for our family and it is beautifully decorated. The condo is very clean and the entire property at Molino de Agua is very well maintained. The staff at Molino de Agua are very friendly and are always willing to help with taxis, directions, recommendations, etc. the location of the condo is fantastic because there is so much to do within 10 minutes walking distance. You will definitely have a fabulous time here!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful Condo, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was immaculate with a beautiful kitchen and open layout. The location of this condo is in the best location to enjoy old town Puerto Vallarta. The property manager was available anytime we had a question. We will definitely come back here again for vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best !

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful condo and the grounds are incredible. The pool is perfect. The location could not be better ! Loved it want to go back very soon . Fabulous.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a 10 day stay in Ted's unit. We loved the complex, location, and the unit was as described and pictured. We even loved watching the iguana's from our balcony. We did have some loud karaoke from across the river a couple of nights, but we just closed the windows in the bedrooms and turned on the air conditioning, and everything was fine. We did have a couple of maintenance issues while we were there (the sink pipe was broke and the fan in the freezer came loose and was making loud noises) but we contacted the property manager and he was able to get somebody to repair them the next day and the property manager stayed at the unit the whole time the repairman was there. The location was perfect, we were close to many restaurants, shops, and lots of entertainment on the boardwalk and beach. The staff at the complex was very friendly and helpful in finding anything you needed, calling cabs, and suggesting restaurants and sights to see. The Puerta Vallarta Co. zip line is fantastic!

I only have one negative comment and that is the beds were very uncomfortable. The mattresses were really soft and had no support, other than slats, so they sagged really bad (and I only way 100lbs). I would strongly recommend that the mattresses be changed and upgraded to add support. My 30 year old son-in-law resorted to taking bedding and sleeping on the tile floor in the bedroom.

Overall, I would love to stay in the unit again, but I would love to hear that the beds have had the mattresses replaced or something done for support and comfort so that we could count on a good nights sleep.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback Jan. I am always looking for way to improve the condo and I will look into your suggestion about the mattresses. I prefer sleeping on a firm matress but I know most people like a mattress slightly softer than what I prefer which is why I have never changed them even though for me they are a little soft. No one has ever mentioned them before so I assumed they worked for most people. I will ask around and see if anyone else thinks I should get firmer ones and I will change them if others agree with you.
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Great place in prime location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful and clean. It had all of the amenities you would require. The pool was great and surprisingly the food at the pool was really good. I ate some of he best chicken nachos I have ever had there.

I cannot say enough about the location of this place. You definitely do not need a car staying here.

The owner, property manager, and security at the condo were all very pleasant.

We cannot wait to go back. Everyone had a blast and loved the place.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Location in PV and AMAZING, Immaculate Condo!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I own a vacation rental and stay in VR's for almost all our travel. We've stayed in dozens over the years. This is our favorite by far! If you're looking for the BEST location, the NICEST condo, the EASIEST check-in, the CLEANEST and most COMPLETE accommodations, look no further.

I give this condo a perfect 10 rating. It was clean enough to eat off the floors, and I'm not even kidding. Everything shines! The bedding and mattresses are very comfortable; there are plenty of towels (including beach towels); the kitchen has absolutely everything, including some dishes I'd love to have taken home ;-). The pictures do not lie.

As far as location, there could not possibly be a better location if you want to be in Old Town (which you will if you're interested in the beach, the culture, the history, and some of the best food anywhere. You're right next to the river, right where it enters the sea. No car is required. I knew I'd picked the right place when I researched the top restaurants before leaving and noted that they were almost all within a FOUR minute walk of our condo. The pier is just a 5 minute walk or so, and from there you can book all kinds of excursions, including fishing trips (our catch was Skip Jack Tuna--so good!) and a trip to Yelapa, which I highly recommend. When you go, don't skip the walk to the waterfall (in season) and for sure walk to the beach through the village--a real highlight of the experience for us.

Molino de Agua's grounds are stellar. Seriously, they rival the best places we've stayed in Hawaii. The pool is amazing and so refreshing on a hot day.

The staff at both Molino de Agua and the local agency get high marks from us. The security guards speak English and will know you and greet you from day one. They were wonderful, helping us with everything we needed, even loaning us umbrellas and keeping our luggage for us. The concierge from the agency, Angel, greeted us on arrival and went above and beyond for us during our entire stay. He helped us book our fishing trip and one evening even arranged for his wife to babysit for us so we could have a night out. Our son loved her so much he would have enjoyed staying with her the whole time.

Our only disappointment was that the stay was too short. We loved it so much we plan to return in January (sadly we're too late to book our favorite place). Thanks so much, Ted, for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We'll be back! Muchas Gracias!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.7 Kilometres
Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
CC Slaughter PV
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Vista Vallarta Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Kilometres
Hwy 200 Puerto Vallarta-Manzanillo
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Daiquiri Dicks Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Los Muertos Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in the old town the condo is ideally located for walking tours of the surrounding area which will give one sense of the original architecture of this town before it was a tourist destination and a glimpse into everyday life of the iocal inhabitants. The surrounding neighbourhood is a genuine mexican town and not an artificial tourist resort. It contains an amazing array of shope and restaurants that cater to all tastes and budgets.


Rates & Availability

Downtown (Viejo Vallarta) Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
late summer
Jul 31 2016 - Oct 14 2016
6 night minimum stay
early winter
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 20 2016
6 night minimum stay
pre christmas
Nov 21 2016 - Dec 17 2016
6 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - May 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - Aug 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 20 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early winter
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
pre christmas
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
6 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
6 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2018 - May 4 2018
6 night minimum stay
May 5 2018 - Aug 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 20 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Deposits will be refunded if reservation is cancelled more than 60 days before the arrival date of the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Downtown (Viejo Vallarta) Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom is ensuite to Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 3 serves living area and is seperate from bedroom.
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Bathroom is ensuite and has two vanity sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This bedroom is next to the small bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bedroom has extensive closet space
    Master bedroom - 1 king , This room is very spacious and can accomodate the two cots.
    other spaces - 2 child bed , two cots are suitable for children located as you like.
  • There are two camp beds that are suitable for children and they could be located in many locations within the condo.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Maid service is provided twice a week. There is also the option of having a cook come in to make meals. This we recommend for larger groups who wish to eat together in the comfort of their own home. The cook always leaves lots of leftovers for a meal the next day. There is a small bar/restaurant that operates at the pool and is available for drinks and snack for guests that don't wish to leave the pool area.

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