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Private Home & Pool in Old Town. Short Stroll to the Scenic Los Muertos Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

Alta Vista House Rental Photos and Description

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 Romanic 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) over sized 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.

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, iPod/Phone docking station. 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 and iPhone/Pod docking stations. 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 we include a computer as well as a laser printer/scanner for your use. The entire house has wireless access recently upgraded to ensure superior coverage everywhere. Work or play, we have a dedicated internet service to ensure quality service with speed typically between 5-10mbps. 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 front loading washer and dryer. 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Phil and Sally
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Property manager fluent in Spanish.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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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 Puerto Vallarta

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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Private Home & Pool in Old Town. Short Stroll to the Scenic Los Muertos Beach
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
5

Luxury living!

  • 5 of 5

Location of this spacious, luxurious home doesn't get any better in old town, PV. It's walking distance to the restaurants, bars, shops, & the most beautiful beach in the area. Yes, a bit of a hill to climb heading back home, but after all the great cuisine & beverages you'll find all over the area, you might be thankful for the bit of extra exercise. The home itself is beautifully decorated & is very spacious & well equipped. You will have your own pool & laundry room too. The property manager & the owners are so great to deal with. It's a great home in a great location! Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a comfortable home in Centro Puerto Vallarta, with great views, your own pool and close walking distance to everything, you have found the right house. The kitchen is well stocked. Furniture is comfortable. The pool refreshing. We are looking forward to coming back to this home very soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY
4

Nice house in a vibrant area

  • 4 of 5

My family of 3 rented this house for one week in March of 2016. The house is very nice and also quite spacious. Everything seemed in very good working order inside the house and the kitchen was well equipped. It is within walking distance to many locations - many wonderful dining options are nearby and it is only about 10 to 15 minutes from the beach or the city center itself. I highly recommend trying both Marisma's Fish Taco's (am to afternoon hours) on Calle Naranja as well as Pancho's Takos on Badillio Basilo. Both these places were great and we visited each of them multiple times. As most reviewers have said, the hill you have to climb is extremely steep. This was not a problem for us, but I imagine it would be for anyone with bad knees, older people or anyone who doesn't enjoy some exercise. The only complaint I had was the wording of the listing says the house has a "private pool with newly installed (2015) over sized solar heating with guest adjustable temp". While it is true that there is a pool and it is heated, the guest has no power to control or adjust the temperature of the pool. For the first half of our week the pool was too cold for our tastes, but it improved as the week went on. This was a disappointment to me as the private pool was the big draw for us to rent this house, not using it for half the week kind of seemed like not having it. Other than that, everything was excellent.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto an Halifax, Canada
5

Mar 5-12,2016

  • 5 of 5

Our party of five spent a fantastic week at this stunning home and loved every minute of it.

The 2nd floor deck is a beautiful spot to relax with a book or glass of wine or to just sit and enjoy

the gorgeous view.

Booking arrangements with Sally were quick and efficiently handled. She was very understanding as I

struggled with my Paypal account.

Would recommend this home for your next stay in PV.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house and close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this home. It was clean, modern and close to everything. There were two steep hills to climb coming back from town but we discovered the cab rides were very reasonable when we didn't feel like climbing the hills. The views from this site are amazing. We had plenty of space and everyone had their own bath. Edward was waiting for us when we arrived to give us a tour and welcome us. We loved being so close to the downtown district. Thank you Sally and Phil for allowing us to enjoy your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not great.

  • 2 of 5

We experienced several issues here, some because it is Mexico, and some due to bad communication from the owner. The property is located in a very "authentic" area of P.V. Be prepared for that.

The deck is small, never got any direct sun, and there is no real view at all from the main level.

There's no grille? Really???

Rent this only as a couple, if you're expecting to eat out often, and go out to get sun.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We take them all into consideration. Of course we can not expect all vacation to be to everyone's expectation which is unfortunate. We do try to describe our house as accurately as possible and have been well reviewed in past. I would like to qualify that there were definite communications problems as this guest would not answer multiple calls to the house phone, emails nor calls to his phone or text messages. Unfortunately we were unaware of any issues until the last week they were to leave. This could have been easily avoided had they answered our calls or responded to our messages. As we try and gauge our guests, we assumed that they simple wished for complete privacy which is quite common and something we respect and will continue to respect. Please keep in mind, the Romantic Zone in Old town is authentic and is one of the many reasons it is well reviewed when visiting Puerto Vallarta. It is not "all inclusive" but there are hundred of quality restaurants nearby and many things to do. This client did mention to us few day before they were to check out that they were not satisfied with the kitchen and in particular, lack of a barbeque grill. I believe that this is a terribly unfair assessment. We also like to cook and as such ensure there are good if not quality utensils and well stocked cupboards with pots and pans. We have stayed at multiple houses and villas over the years and one thing we have enjoyed is a properly outfitted kitchen. We may not have a Sous-vide but have pretty much everything else to bake or cook if you desire. We also do have a grill but as generally it is rarely used, only twice in two years, and as such it is in storage unless requested. Again that may be difficult to know if our guest will not respond to any of our attempts to contact them which is unfortunate.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
PVR Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Many walking. None so close that you can hear them
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Multiple Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Mexico 200
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Many walking distance.
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Playa Los Muertos
Car: not necessary

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.

Rates & Availability

Alta Vista House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$212
$1,272
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$297
$1,784
 
 
High
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$241
$1,446
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$212
$1,272
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$212
$1,272
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$297
$1,784
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$148
$892
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
One Time Cleaning Fee $45

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 3 days of check-in.
100% cancellation fee within 3 days of check-in.
Additional $65 fee per person when above 6 adults or above 8 adults and children combined.

A damage deposit of USD 200 is required for rental.
45 Kilowatts of electricity are included in the rate per day - enough for moderate use of A/C about 8 hours per day per room. Additional Kilowatts @ USD 0.50 each.
Additional guests (more than 6 persons) - beside babies or young children are not permitted without approval.
Events at my home only with permission.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Alta Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4047 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Seconday - toilet , shower , single sink vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , single sink vanity
    Main - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , double sink vanity and dressing area in large walk in closet
  • Classy and very clean bathrooms for every room. Large tiled and glass showers. Additional Jacuzzi tub in master suite with large opening windows overlooking the city. Dimmable lights thru out house.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Three large A/C bedrooms each with spacious closets and their own bathroom shower. Master bedroom has additional Jacuzzi tub overlooking the city/bay. Two bedrooms with deep quality pillow top king size beds and third bedroom with two super single beds. (They can be pushed together :) Windows are modern double pane design and ensure a quiet night. As well as ceiling fans, we include 3 floor standing fans for those that want the additional breeze.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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. 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. We love it. Think you will to.

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