About the property
- House4047 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Spacious 4047 Sq Ft 3 Bedroom, 3 bath, sleeps 8, pool, overlooking city and bay
New 3 bedroom home with tropical accents, located at the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta, close to the famous beach “Playa de los Muertos”. This exquisite home has it all: Town and bay views, large sundeck, pool, gourmet kitchen, A/C throughout, indoor garage. Beautifully furnished , this house has left little unfinished. Located in the Old Town zone, it is within walking distance to hundreds of restaurants and shops. On a quiet street, you can sit and relax while looking out over the city and the ocean bay about 10 blocks away. Transportation is available a short walk 3 blocks away on the famous Calle Basilio Badillo and typically available around the clock. Note the house is up the hill a bit which does provide a beautiful view but also means that the street is steep for the first block if walking. If you know Puerto Vallarta at all, this is pretty common as the hills are one of the attractions. For those that drive, you have your own fully secure garage for parking but taxis are cheap and will bring you right to your door. Puerto Vallarta is simply a vibrant and safe place with things to do for all ages. We love it and think you will to.
Over-sized terrace: Includes tables and chairs for more living space and private pool with newly installed (2015) solar heating with guest adjustable temp. This home has been built to become one with the outdoors. When the glass walls are retracted living/dining area merges seamlessly with the courtyard giving you that outside feel even when indoor.
Kitchen with breakfast bar: Full equipped with gas range, oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, purified water, dishwasher, wine fridge and full size fridge with icemaker and potable water. Includes all of the utensils and tools you would expect at home.
Dining room: Equipped with a glass top table and offers comfortable seating for 6.
Living room: Total comfort on 2 large couches, 42' flat screen TV, English channels, wireless phone for local calls. Wireless internet with solid signal throughout the house and two providers for dependability.
Master suite: Oversized master bedroom, flat screen TV, floor to ceiling windows with bay and town views, private terrace with seating for 2 . Separate shower and master bath, walk-in closet, safe. Pour a glass of wine, turn on the jets and take in the city/ocean views from the double Jacuzzi tub.
Guest suites 1 and 2: One with a king, the other with 2 individual beds that can be pushed together, full bathroom with luxury glass tiles showers. Large glass patio doors ensure the entire room can be opened to their own ocean breezes.
To ensure you can find the latest attractions in PV or need for working vacation, we include a laser printer/scanner for your use. The entire house has multiple wireless access points to ensure superior coverage everywhere as well as internet service from two providers to ensure high dependability. Work or play, we have redundant services providing between 10-20 mbps connections. This was an important feature personally for us as we use this to work abroad. We have plenty of bandwidth at low latency dedicated for your use only. Internet video and phone service or remote access is very good should you need it.
Secure attached garage with remote control. Secure front keyless entry to house and yard. No keys needed, no keys to loose. Provide us with a code before you leave and have immediate access without upon your arrive to PV. No check in hassles. Pet friendly and secure front yard. I know our two dogs love it.
Laundry room: With modern and new machines. Detergent provided.
WHY THIS PROPERTY:
We purchased this house in 2014 after looking for about 2 months. Our criteria was very strict and we had many boxes to check off. Old Town area was a must as we loved the vibe and nearness to most attractions. Daily strolls are very important to us and our two dogs. As well, we wanted a place that was quiet and gave us security but was designed to give an open air living feel. We wanted that indoor/outdoor feel 24 hours a day and this was the place. After all, you come for the beautiful weather and this place makes your feel like you are outside even when inside. As often my vacations are working vacations, this place has plenty of room to discreetly set up an office and very good internet. My wife has small dogs and we wish to travel with them more. With the secure front court yard, we are able to walk them at night with no issues or simply leave the door open and they can access it on their own. The previous owners and builders were meticulous in the construction and this home is hard to describe in words. We just fell in love with the open layout. It feels like you are in a 5 star hotel.
Phil and Sally
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, Property manager fluent in Spanish.
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Phil and Sally
We have one son and two small dogs. Our son is old enough he is on his own, but our dogs miss us too much when we travel and we decided maybe they need some time away as well. For years we traveled in the Americas when we could get away from work. From Panama to the States we have found many great places, but ended up in Puerto Vallarta. We just fell in love with the community. Direct flights from most locations in US and Canada help to. We hope to be in Puerto Vallarta at least a few months of every year to relax, make new friends and learn the language. Knowing the meaning of cerveza is not enough anymore. =)
Phil and Sally purchased this House in 2014
Why Phil and Sally chose Alta Vista
We purchased this house early in 2014 after looking for about 2 months. Our criteria was very strict and we had many boxes to check off. Old Town area was a must as we loved the vibe and nearness to most attractions. Daily strolls are very important to us. As well, we wanted a place that was quiet and gave us security but was designed to give an open air living feel. We wanted that indoor/outdoor feel 24 hours a day and this was the place. After all, you come for the beautiful weather and this place makes your feel like you are outside even when inside. As often my vacations are working vacations, this place has plenty of room to discreetly set up an office and very good internet. My wife has small dogs and we wish to travel with them more. With the secure front court yard, we are able to walk them at night with no issues. The previous owners and builders were meticulous in the construction and this home is hard to describe in words. We just fell in love with the open layout and the serious comfort it entails.
What makes this House unique
Puerto Vallarta and in particular, the Romantic Zone is simply a vibrant place year around. We traveled many locations in the Americas and fell in love with this part of the world. The city is large enough that it has all the amenities you could want but small enough that it is very personable. We always feel safe in any location whether we are walking or driving and quaint restaurants and shops are everywhere. For those that love the ocean, beaches of every size and style litter the coast. A beautiful bay and marina mean fishing and charters are available year round. We think you will love it as there is something for people of all ages. Nearness to the Romantic zone was important but we are far enough away to avoid the noise. This place is a quiet oasis. Local markets spring up all the time and Mexican markets are close by. Impromptu parades and events happen year around. If you are not familiar with Puerto Vallarta, it also hosts very modern amenities like Wall Mart, Sams Club, and Costco to name a few. They are not in Old Town but a short 10-15 minute ride away. A short walk away you can take a local bus for 75 cents to almost any location. Taxis will pick you up right at the house if you call or easier yet, walk a couple of blocks and typically one will show up within a minute. Please note this house is about 3 blocks off the main road of Calle Basilio Badillo where most of the taxis operate 24 hours a day.
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Very misleading description - beware
While the home is lovely, you need to note that the description is extremely misleading. About 30% of the square footage is taken up by the garage and laundry area. The pool is NOT solar heated as stated in the description. There is a pull-on blue solar cover. The pool is VERY small - about 15 feet long. There is no view from the main deck as there is a tall wall next to the pool. The pool looks nothing like the photo on this website. The only view is off the master bedroom and there are only two chairs and a small table on that deck. The view from the other bedrooms is of the construction going on across the street. The twin beds in the downstairs bedroom cannot be pushed together to make a king bed. They are very cumbersome and the headboards seem to be attached to the wall. There are no king linens or mattress pads for the twin beds. There is no "Hot tub." There is a whirlpool bathtub in the master bedroom but it is only heated by hot water from the tap. The "breakfast bar" has no stools so not sure why it is even listed. And there is NO HOUSEKEEPING! No one comes in to make beds and clean up. There is a cleaning service that arrives after you leave and you pay a cleaning fee for that service. The photos show a table with a computer and printer. There was no computer and the printer was unplugged. There was no printer paper. The kitchen had no spices, oil, etc. but did have a small shaker of salt and some sugar. We had to stand on the bed in the master bedroom to turn the lights and fan on and off. The property manager was grumpy and informed us on our arrival that we would be charged extra if we used too much electricity yet the pool filter seemed to run constantly. He also told us that the cleaning crew would show up at 10 a.m. on the day of our departure and that we needed to vacate by 11 a.m. The hill to climb up to the home is VERY steep and not suitable for anyone with any kind of knee or foot pain. The home is probably 10 blocks to the beach. We would not stay here again. Sorry - it just was not what we expected. The owners need to rewrite the description and be HONEST about what the home is like.
A wonderful holiday!
Our family has just enjoyed a fantastic stay in Casa Solar! The property is everything it promised to be in the posting: luxurious, comfortable, very well equipped, light and bright and beautifully open to the glorious outdoors. Puerto Vallarta, the romantic district in particular, has been a frequent destination for us as we have several friends who live there. This location was perfect as we enjoy being within a short walk of the beach/Malecon but also away from the noise and tourist crowds. As mentioned by others, the two block hills up to the home do require renters to be able-mobile but I can attest that after 2 or 3 days we climbed them much more easily! The home is wonderfully close to the local market and some of the best food trucks in town, the views are superb and the pool was a treat. Thanks to Sally for making sure we were settled and comfortable and for the many little touches like the outdoor grill, swim towels and coffee maker! I will note for future users that the only place to buy dishwasher soap in PV involves a taxi ride out to MEGA or Walmart... it was a lovely treat to have though! Can't say enough about our wonderful cleaning lady either, Gisela was so helpful and thorough. We'll be back!
So glad you all had a great time. We love sharing the beauty of our little community in the middle of really a large city. Hope to get our paths to close next year on.market day.
Sally and Phil
Modern house in the hills close to everything
Our family of six had a wonderful vacation here and we’re extremely comfortable in the house. Modern home in the hills with all the amenities of home. Walking distance to many great restaurants and shops. We were surprised at the lack of sun exposure on the pool deck; but believe that was just due to the time of year Jan/Feb as we could see more sun hitting the deck every day. Good communication with the owners regarding any questions we had about the house. Would stay at this location again.
It was beautiful
The house was exactly what we were expecting we loved it and would go back. Phil and Sally were very accommodating and so easy to work with! If I have one thing that I would suggest would be to put patio furniture on every balcony. The master bedroom has the best view and the patio furniture on that balcony was not comfortable so you couldn't sit there for any amount of time and take in the view and relax. That being said, it wasn't a big deal and overall our experience exceeded our expectations.
Location! Location! Location! This villa is just a few blocks from restaurants, shops and the beach. It’s a steep walk for about 3 blocks but a great workout. Beds were so comfy, kitchen had all amenities and the view from the top deck top notch. Walk everywhere. But if you need a ride taxis or Uber are very reasonable. First time in PV and cannot wait to go back.
House was great, awesome views, very clean and well taken care of. Pool was great as well.
We had a great vacation at this property, it was awesome having a property manager there to help with getting food and general questions answered. The rooms were all very nice and clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. We would definitely stay at this property again.
So glad you and the family had a great trip. Would love to have you and your family again.
Casa Marea Solar is located in the historical and vibrant downtown area of Puerto Vallarta sometimes known as the Romantic Zone. And for good reason. Within blocks are world class restaurants, a vibrant board walk or as known locally, the Malecon, and the famous Los Muertos beach. This beautifully styled and modern house is ideally situated in a quiet area but is only minutes away by foot or taxi from all the activities. Enjoy the local Mexican markets with its fresh fish caught only that morning or just relax and watch the sunset over the ocean from your room. Puerto Vallarta has just simple too many attractions to list.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed. 50% down upon reservation. Remaining required one month prior to check-in. 15% cancellation fee of total rental prior to 30 days of check-in. 50% cancellation fee within 30 days to 7 days of check-in. 80% cancellation fee within 7 days of check-in.