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Anne T

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Almost Heaven! Penthouse La Cruz - Vallarta

9 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 - 180 nights

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Overview

La Puntilla Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath penthouse condominium with gorgeous views of the ocean and mountains. The patio doors disappear into the wall for a seamless view of the entire Bay of Banderas with the mountains in the background.

Beautiful living room with modern leather furniture and LCD TV.

Dining room table seats 8.

Deck has marble table for 4 (or more) and teak loungers. Electric grill provided too.

Private roof top terrace (palapa) with piped in music and more drop dead gorgeous views (360 degree) where you can enjoy your after dinner cocktail.

Beautiful resort style pool with safe kiddies area, and huge outdoor hot tub, all surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Very safe with 24 hour security and controlled access.

2 minutes to a clean quiet beach. Washrooms at the marina which is 1 minute from beach. Beach chairs and towels provided.

5 minute walk to the center of La Cruz which has great restaurants, some with live music, and most services (small grocery stores, bakeries, pharmacy, ice cream stores, taco stands etc.) Some famous restaurants in La Cruz are Frascati, Philos, Ana Banana, Robertos Xocotlatl, Hidden Paradise etc.

If you want more action, you can catch a bus 2 minutes from our condo which will take you to downtown Puerto Vallarta for just over a dollar.

Keywords: Condominium, Penthouse, ocean view,near beach.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Anne T (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Anne T

We rent the condo when we aren't using it. We try to make sure everything is working and tip top at condo.

Anne T purchased this condo in 2009

Why Anne T chose La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

La Cruz is a wonderful village, with lots of restaurants, live music, handicraft markets and a lovely beach. We are still close enough to go downtown about once a week to enjoy the Malecon in downtown PV.

What makes this condo unique

Penthouse has high ceilings with drop dead ocean views, huge open living space and balcony, and palapa - exclusive to your Penthouse unit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a note to say thank you for the use of your condo . We had a great time and the condo was very spacious and such a fantastic view.
Mar 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

Almost Heaven! Penthouse La Cruz - Vallarta
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews
4

a wonderful experience overall and we are returning next year.

  • 4 of 5

We spent three wonderful months at Almost Heaven Penthouse in La Cruz and we have booked again for next year.

The town and the local people could not have been more friendly. We felt safe walking anywhere at anytime and all of the local people went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Unfortunately we do not speak Spanish but this did not present a problem as every person we dealt with made every attempt to speak english, however we are going learn to speak more Spanish next year before arriving.

There are lots of good restaurants and a variety of entertainment almost nightly and grocery shopping is close by.

Bucerias is only a short bus ride from the condo and is a fun experience in itself.

The view from the condo of the ocean and the Marina is outstanding.

The condo itself is in a great location and the owner Kevin is superb to deal with. His response to any questions was timely.The unit is clean well maintained as a rental unit with only a very few issues that you should expect. We expressed these with Kevin and he said he would take care of them

Over all a wonderful 3 months and cant wait to return next year. We love the condo and the town. Highly recommend this spot. Thank you Kevin

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR A FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The complex is clean and family-friendly and our visit was grand.

The penthouse has plenty of room. Very tidy and clean place.

5 minute walk to a clean beach excellent for kids and toddlers.

The view from the villa was spectacular with the ocean, mountains, and Puerto Vallarta in the background.

The overall amenities were perfect. The pool at the condo was serene. We could not have asked for a more private, relaxing and quiet retreat. The pool and ocean water was perfect. Comfortable temperatures and refreshing!

The condo was comfortable, nicely decorated and stocked with everything we need.

Would definetely recommend it and we will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very good!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week and everything was great.

The pictures are current, booking process was easy and all information provided was good.

The condo is very large, 3 bedrooms and a very large terrace overlooking the Marina, my only suggestion is to have a gas or charcoal grill instead of an electric.

Covered parking, nice pool that never was crowded and a few minutes walk to the beach, the seafood market was also great and very close, don't miss it if you are cooking.

The town is a little small and few but good selection of restaurants. The town of Bucerias is close and offers also a very good selection of restaurants, our favorite Toscana Mia.

Is a good alternative if you need 3 bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterrey,N.L. Mexico
5

One of a kind vacations !

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for a month in this beautifull apartment, modern , well equipped, secure and very quiet. We really enjoyed being in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle town having the marina so close for my kids to take Sail and windsurf classes every day while i stopped by the mercado del mar to buy fresh fish ( catch of the day ) to prepare dinner ! You can also find yoga and salsa classes at the marina complex . Lots of fun !

The apartment is also very close to most of the towns nearby like Bucerias, punta de mita, Sayulita (great for surfing ,kind of a hippe town full of life ) The lovely sunsets at San Pancho and the

extremely quiet Lo de Marco.

We were all very happy for choosing this lovely place and the great moments we spent together, definately would love to go back again to this beautiful place in Mexico.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Hector for taking the time to review our condo. We are glad you had a great vacation and enjoyed La Cruz so much. We do our very best to keep the condo in tip top shape for our visitors.
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St. Albert, Alberta
5

Better than advertised

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 4 weeks at "Almost Heaven" in La cruz,and the name certainly fits. I'm not sure the photos do it justice as the unit was even more spacious than we expected. All of the rooms are large, well equipped, and unlike most 'Mexican' beds, very comfortable. The unit and in fact the entire complex, is clean and very well maintained, and the folks at the pool very friendly. This is not a 'party' building, very quiet and relaxing with a great location. It is an easy stroll to the beach, the fabulous Sunday Market, the seafood market, the Marina and 8 or 10 restaurants, and yes, it is safe to walk around La Cruz after dark. We especially enjoyed Thursday jazz night at Ozzo's where the food is great, the ribs at Eva's Brickhouse, Phillo's for pizza, beer, and live music, and Frascati's for the great food & service. The condo is only 1 block to the bus stop, which for under a dollar, will take you to Puerto Vallarta, the Mega store, Bucerias, Punta de Mita, etc. etc. Taxis are also very numerous and resonable priced. I would definately recomend La Cruz and especially 'Almost Heaven' to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation. I hope we will be able to return soon. Thanks Kevin & Ana.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just Got back from 5 Weeks in Mexico and this place was the Best!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 weeks in Mexico, three weeks were spent in this condominium complex and it was by far our best experience in Mexico. For the price, this place is without doubt an affordable piece of paradise. And it is. The views to the marina and ocean are spectacular, the sunsets were to die for! The pool is totally awesome, it has a kiddie pool, lots of different levels and ledges and a submersed island...not to mention a huge hot tub. Our little boy loved it, it is wonderful for kids. Other guests or owners were really friendly, almost a community feeling hanging out by the pool. I didn't want to leave and I would definitely go back!!!! This unit is a little spartan and not particularly 'Mexican', but it had everything we needed just about. It was comfortable enough, but not much character. We did have good communication with the owner...hot water tank broke down but got fixed while we were there. Would stay again, memories to last a lifetime. Thanks Kevin.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta
Car: not necessary

La Cruz is a great place to visit. Nice beach, quiet village with all services (small grocery stores and liquor, bread, meat, fish and shrimp market). Lots of bars and restaurants with live music and events. East to catch a bus to downtown Vallarta and the Malecon. Well situated as well for day trips to Sayulita, San Pancho and Punta de Mita.

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Rates & Availability

La Puntilla Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
180 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$750
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $40

$Available for long term rental. $1300 per month plus utilities.
Christmas - New Years - Navidad, Ano nuevo Semana Santa - Holy Week $1500/ week. Holiday season $1500/ week.
Bienvenidos reservaciones en pesos por ciudadanos mexicanos.
1/3 payment to hold reservation plus damage deposit of $500.;
Balance of 2/3 due 45 days before arrival. Free electricity 100 kwH/week, additional is charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

La Puntilla Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • King Bed (2) : Huge king beds in two bedrooms. Perfect for 2 couple vacations or families. Double Bed (2) : Kids bedroom has two double beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach View: Unobstructed beach view. Can also see lights of downtown and Nuevo Vallarta. Garage: Safe underground parking with remote control lent to you. 24 hour surveillance. Estacionamiento interior con seguridad. Elevator (2) : Very close to elevator, but no noise. Shared Hot Tub: Infinity hot tub in the pool area. Full Kitchen: COMPLETE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM - YOU CAN DRINK OUR WATER. No need to lug heavy jugs of bottled water. Fully equipped kitchen with super fridge which provides cold water and ice for your mixed drinks. Agua potable en todo el departamento. Ocean View: Minutes to a great beach. Turn right, and you're steps to Marina Riviera Nayarit which has fish market, washrooms and variety store. Turn left and clean sandy beach, you can walk miles to Bucerias (bring beach shoes for one rocky area).

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