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Puerto Vallarta, Beachfront luxury with largest pool in old town, Romantic Zone

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, interior & exterior living and dining areas.

Exceptional Puerto Vallarta Vacation home in the prestigious and luxurious Residencias Molino de Agua. Located on Los Muertos Beach in Zona Romantica of Old Town, just steps away from world class restaurants, galleries, shopping, beaches and nightlife.This luxurious suite was tastefully furnished and decorated with top of the line furniture and art pieces. It features 50 inch screen T.V. with I pod dock, Bluray DVD, surround sound. Central computer with high speed wireless Internet. Vonage phone line if you need to call home or the office. 32 inch TVs, Ipod docs, individual safes in all 3 bedrooms. Interior kitchen has all the devices you could need including dishwasher, gas cook-top & oven, microwave, s/s refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, blender, etc. Exterior kitchen features Chef quality 'Wolf' BBQ & wet bar sink. Central air conditioning with 5 individual zone controls. The complex features the largest heated pool in Old Town with amazing landscaping. The building has an amazing modern architectural design. 24 hr gated security.

Owner- Steven Martin
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Owner- Steven Martin

Born in Canada and live there full time. Business owner since 1995. Love to travel and have been to many places around the world.

Owner- Steven Martin purchased this condo in 2008

Why Owner- Steven Martin chose Emiliano Zapata

I had been looking for a location for eventual retirement somewhere in the US or Mexico. I decided on Puerto Vallarta due to the amazing climate almost year round. Once I set foot into Molino de Agua, I knew this was the place for me.

What makes this condo unique

The fact that the suite is 3,200 square feet all on one floor and the complex is on flat land was a huge benefit for my eventual retirement. I didn't want to be climbing stairs when I get into my 70's and 80's. The fact that we are right in town and can walk to just about everything was great. I didn't want to be stuck in the hillside and feeling trapped. Yes, they have great views up there, but not so easy when you just want to grab a cup of coffee and be social.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Steve,

Just wanted to send you a note to thank you very much for the opportunity to stay at your condo again. We had an awesome time as usual. John really needed this holiday and the relaxation, Hopefully he feels recharged. I was kind of worried about him before the trip, this holiday was what he and I both needed. You have a little piece of heaven there but I'm sure you know that. It was nice to see your other condo as well it is also beautiful you guys did a great job. Thanks again Steve for everything we both really appreciate it, I hope you know that.

Apr 2014
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Emiliano Zapata Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • All guests must be of age 14 or older.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Towels, shampoo and soap supplied.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Towels, shampoo and soap supplied.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , walk out balcony, towels shampoo and soap supplied.
  • All bathrooms have hair dryers and additional make-up mirrors. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels and beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite bathroom with jacuzzi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , bathroom across hallway
  • Top of the line mattresses and linens, TV's , alarm clocks with Ipod docks, safes in all 3 bedrooms. Walk in closet in grand master bedroom and walk out balcony from en suite bathroom. Both master bedrooms have full length mirrors.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Events are limited to 20 guests. Individual safes in each bedroom. Smoking on terrace only. Children between the ages of 14 to 21 are allowed if accompanied by parents.


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Puerto Vallarta, Beachfront luxury with largest pool in old town, Romantic Zone
average rating of 4.920792 based on 107 reviews

Excellent location, excellent property, excellent management

  • 5 of 5

This condo has it all....centrally located to food, nightlife and services, few steps to the beach, largest heated pool we have encountered with expansive lawn area to relax in the sun or shade (I recommend the hammock for an afternoon). The entire complex is immaculate and secure along with the well appointed and spotless unit with a great kitchen to cook-in (or a chef) that has everything you will need to enjoy your stay. The property management team that Steve has on-board was top-notch.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Thank you very much for the great review. It was wonderful to meet you briefly during your stay in our home. I am glad to hear that you and your friends continued to have a great vacation. Thank you for mentioning almost all that we love about our home in Puerto Vallarta. Steve
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Beautiful well-appointed, perfectly situated condo

  • 5 of 5

I’m the kind of person that painstakingly evaluates every possible option in my vacation travels and while I’m value-minded, I’m likely to go for something nicer than save a dollar. This is the third time I’ve stayed in the beautiful Molino De Agua, and this well-appointed condo was a real treat.

Molino De Agua is a gated bit of paradise, located at the crossroads of the old romantic area, and the bustle of the Malecon. It’s central to so much in Puerto Vallarta, but tucked away enough to offer a quiet respite from the day’s activities. It’s very safe, with many caretakers around the clock performing the day’s cleaning, monitoring, gardening, watering, etc. duties that keep the grounds beautiful (and adding to a feeling of safety).

Steve and Peter have a beautiful home in this complex, and out of the three I’ve stayed in, theirs was the most refined and ready to host. When I first walked in, I was swept away by the green trees and more rural / jungle feeling the place offered. I was a little worried that noises from the pool would float up, but the place is very quiet, except for the sounds of the ocean you can hear in the distance….especially at night.

This is a large place. There were five of us staying in the unit at the same time, and there was plenty of room to roam without feeling like we were on top of each other (though at 3200 square feet, we probably could have added even more and it would still feel spacious). Despite the wonderful choices of restaurants nearby, we like to cook, so it was a treat to have a kitchen so well appointed with utensils, pots, pans, spices, and a sundry of other must-haves for a chef.

Most days, we would saunter between the pool and the condo, it was an easy place to want to stay in all day. The pool is amazing, and deserves its own review. We hope we have the good fortune to go back there again one day!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful and detailed review, it is greatly appreciated. I can always write wonderful things about our home, but it is always better when written by our guests. Steve
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Fabulous! Let luxury lure you to this location

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous time staying in this spacious, luxurious condo filled with contemporary art. The owners Steve & Peter are gracious, attentive, kind and fun - they make good friends and neighbours too! The condo is immaculate, stocked with every amenity you could possibly need, the location is tremendous, the heated pool & swim up bar are never crowded and the staff are super helpful and friendly. It is steps to the ocean, restaurants, shopping, galleries and nightlife. Great for families, friends and couples. At the end of the day, you can sit on the condo patio and watch the sunset and then retire to the sound of the waves. I give a 5-star rating and we are looking forward to our next trip already!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Valerie, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You managed to capture all of what we wanted to accomplish with our home and I'm so glad you got to enjoy it. It was a great pleasure to meet you and your family and I look forward to your return visit. Steve
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Vancouver, British Columbia

"Wonderful and spectacular" don't say enough!

  • 5 of 5

I rent Steven & Peter's condo for a month, hoping to have family and friends come for a week or so each and to have a few days of solitude for myself. Unfortunately I got quite ill before I could go and eventually only got 3 days there. Steve and Peter were incredibly understanding and patient - they went the extra mile to ensure that everyone was taken care of and comfortable in my absence. Their attention to deal is lovely - all the basic condiments are there - and more, the knives are sharp and plentiful, and the art in the condo is a treat to behold (I use to own an art gallery). The feel of the condo is very tropical and the pool is one of the best I have ever paddled about in - swimming quietly under the moonlight at 2:30 am is something not to be missed. I was lucky to be able to spend a little time with the owners and they are two of the most gregarious guys around and they have a passion for living. Definitely a 5 star plus experience - muchas gracias. Lastly - the location is fabulous - right next to the ocean and the little river with a myriad of restaurants, cabarets, galleries and other attractions - and the public market in the park on Saturdays is the best. Everyone who came down as my guests have told me that the only thing that was lacking to make the trip perfect was me.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was to get to meet you in person and spend a little bit of time with you during your stay in our wonderful home. As disappointing as it was that you could only stay a few days instead of the full month due to your health, at least you got a few days and we got to meet. Thank you for the very wonderful review of our home and the convenience of our home's location. Peter and I hope that you will return again next year and hopefully it will be at a time when we are there again in our other home so we can visit once again. Steve
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Perfect location for anyone wanting a treat!

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at Molina de Agua a few times I am always left with an impression of "just a little more than expected" . Both my husband and I have travelled to Mexico several times and myself over 40 times so I've seen the good, the divine and the funky that parts of Mexico can offer. Molino de Agua is a relatively new building right on the Rio Cuale (hope I spelled that right) which means it is in a great area for both walking to almost all points of interest both downtown and the Romantica Zone (the old, charming part). Most of our favourite restaurants and our friends cabaret, shopping, beaches, farmers market on Saturday are all very close.The building is always kept immaculately clean and the features are lovely. Our unit was like most of the three bedroom units very large with almost too much space to roam around in for one couple...but we managed! Very well appointed for those who like to cook in and entertain on the large balconies which in this unit being on the floor basically 2nd floor right by the pool made it super easy access to the pool and laying on the patio felt like being right at the very large and beautiful pool but with more privacy. This particular unit has very nice furnishings and some lovely artwork all strategically placed in their proper places so it is definitely more upscale than a traditional Mexican décor flavour. Beds were very comfortable and towels/linens were plentiful. Having a full size washer and dryer meant not having to lug a huge suitcase down south. (trust me.....this is great!) Security in the complex is very good. A great place for two or three couples to rent or treat yourself to a bit of glam in the sun....why not?!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Darren, Thank you for the wonderful review. It was great to have you as our guests and we hope to receive again in the near future. I'm glad you were able to capture the essence of what we try diligently to provide for our guests. Until next time. Steve
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Milpitas, Ca

Beautiful condo, but nervous owners

  • 4 of 5

My grown daughter and I enjoyed our stay here, our third in different condos at MDA. The condo was lovely, with very nice furnishings. The kitchen was outfitted with everything we could have possibly wanted. It was nice to see that they now have a bartender and small, but good snack menu at the swim up bar. The chicken quesadilla was so good that I had to ask how they made it. So nice to be able to spend the day at the pool without going up to our room for drinks or out for lunch. The only drawbacks were that the owners are a little nervous about renting. I'm used to an agent handling everything, so I never usually interact with the owners. They made their concerns known that they were particularly worried about their artwork, which they didn't want damaged ( or stolen..?) Every villa we've stayed in had beautiful artwork, but I have never been pressed about being careful around it. I can't imagine that anyone who can afford to stay here, is not conscientious about damaging other people's property. They also said we would be charged for overuse of electricity, which they charged a second but refundable deposit for. He even related stories about previous guests who over used electricity. I can't remember the amount they said we could use that was included, but I found myself worried about it often. I don't know how to figure out what we were using, or how to check. But we didn't want to be seen in a bad light, so we were always conscious of it. I would have gladly paid for it, but I felt a little restricted, worrying about these these things while on vacation. Something I have never thought about in the past. Our favorite villa has so many art objects from around the world, it could have been a museum, lol, yet they never expressed concern the three times we've stayed there. Just saying I want a stress free vacation. Otherwise, it was a nice condo, maybe a tad lower floor than I usually like. But still very nice.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, I must thank you for the mostly wonderful review that you wrote. However, I must say that I am very surprised that you would complain about my being worried about renting our our beautiful place since before renting you sent me approximately 8 emails and I explained why we insisted on insurance which is more for our original artwork and the security deposit is more for some guests that go over the allotted electricity use. I even explained how hardly nobody goes over the allotted amount since we are very generous with the amount. After that many emails before accepting to rent, I don't know why you still wanted to rent from us if you didn't think you would be comfortable. You have to keep in mind that you are renting a million dollar condo for only a few thousand dollars a week. I'm not sure that you wouldn't be a little nervous yourself if you were the owner. You mention that your grown daughter stayed with you and yet when you booked, you said two of you would be staying in the condo ages 54 and 67 and you mentioned the name Ron, is your daughter truly only 13 years younger than you and with the name of Ron or did someone else stay in my home?? We have been renting our home for 10 years now and yes, we have had some incidences, so yes I can imagine someone paying these kind of prices and damaging someone else's property. I am glad that you have stayed at other beautiful properties since I guess in future, you will be much more comfortable staying there than in our home ever again. Steve BTW, you might also want to read the over 100 wonderful reviews from people who truly have appreciated our home and a lot of them for return visits.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta International (PVR)
Nearest Barpub
9 Metres
Cheeky Monkey
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
No Way Jose
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Los Muertos Beach (complex fronts on beach)
Car: not necessary

This amazing complex sits on Los Muertos beach in Old Town Puerto Vallarta in the area of Romantic Zone. It is so close to shopping, restaurants and nightlife activities that you will never need a car. The 'Malecon' boardwalk is directly in front of the complex and is great for leisurely walks or really good power walking first thing in the morning. Even though our kitchen is completely equipped, don't forget to try out the abundance of incredible restaurants with world renowned chefs. The cuisine in Puerto Vallarta is very international, so you can get a lot more than just burritos! The residents and staff of our complex are very friendly, so if you need help in finding something, just ask.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500

For reservations of 28 days or more, please contact me for a discount.

If cancellations are made before the 60 day or 120 day policy, we will return your deposit less 20% administration fee. For cancellation of less than 60 day notice for In season and Low season or less than 120 day notice for Peak Season, you will not receive any refund. You are allowed 100 Kilowatts per day of electricity, anything above will be charged at $0.50 USD against security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund