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Amazing Ocean View, Close to Beach & Nightlife, Spacious, Stylish, Great Value

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Perched on the hillside above the world renowned Los Muertos Beach, in the prestigious and safe neighborhood of Amapas, this spacious studio is part of a quaint 24-unit Spanish hacienda-style condo complex. Decorated in the traditional Mexican style and oozing with charm, this property is truly one of a kind.

Perfectly situated, this quaint pied-à-terre is within walking distance of all the great downtown attractions. Within minutes you can be strolling the spectacular Malecón ocean boardwalk, sipping a margarita on the beach, dining at a multitude of restaurants and cantinas, or visiting the many art galleries and boutiques. This corner unit studio is the ideal downtown base to explore everything that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

Located on the city's main road (the trade off to this great location is the traffic noise), hailing a cab or catching a bus to explore other areas is easy to do.

We do have to mention stairs. As the building terraces down the side of a mountain, access to the condo from street level is a combination of hills and several flights of stairs. In addition, the quickest route to the beach incorporates approximately 10 flights from the main road. There are certainly other ways to access the beach involving fewer stairs, though they are not as direct. If you have mobility issues, this is not the place for you, though most people find the steps to be great exercise, not to mention, these routes provide access to the city's most charming and secret passageways!

The unit’s amenities include:

• King size bed

• Ample storage

• Well-equipped kitchen

• Designated dining area

• Lounge area with 40 inch Flat screen TV (no local or cable service provided; you must provide content)

• Blu-ray DVD player (no DVDs or Blu-rays provided)

• Complimentary Wi-Fi (capable of streaming Netflix or other services)

• Juliet balcony overlooking pool

• Large balcony with outdoor dining

• Air conditioning

• Beach towels

• Onsite property manager

• Twice weekly maid service included

• Two swimming pools, one with a heated jetted jacuzzi

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, some Spanish; some French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About The Owner

My wife and I live in Milwaukee, WI and have been traveling to Mexico and other Caribbean destinations since 1987. In 2010, we started to seriously look into purchasing a property to escape the Wisconsin winters—a few weeks per year. We looked in Panama, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and ultimately in Mexico.

We visited Puerto Vallarta in 2007. We stayed at one of our neighbor’s condo in Conchas Chinas and absolutely loved it. After a trip to Puerto Rico in 2014, we became frustrated with not finding a property that had the “old world charm” we desired. So, we started searching in PV based on our memorable experience years ago.

Today, we own two properties in PV (A studio in Amapas overlooking Los Muertos Beach; HomeAway Listing #3922382 and a 1 Bedroom freestanding villa next to the iconic church, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe; VRBO Listing #742876). We have great neighbors at both properties.

Located on the shores of Bahia de Banderas, Mexico's largest bay, Puerto Vallarta is an incredible vacation destination. This once small fishing village is now a charming resort area that is the perfect mélange of modern amenities and historic traditions.

Picturesque colonial and whitewashed buildings, cobblestone streets, red Spanish tile roofs and secret passageways is what makes Puerto Vallarta so special to us.

Others agree…Puerto Vallarta has been voted the friendliest city in the world by Condé Nast Magazine, the best place to retire by The American Association of Retired Persons and the best Mexican Vacation destination by

We, personally, selected the area as our second home because it provides a wonderful opportunity for our sons to learn about and immerse themselves in the amazing culture Puerto Vallarta has to offer. The food, language, customs and celebrations continue to provide education and enjoyment each and every time we visit…It is also where, one day, we plan to spend our retirement (sadly, as our boys are young, no time soon…).

-Adrian & Jennifer

The Owner purchased this condo in 2014


Amapas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Amazing Ocean View, Close to Beach & Nightlife, Spacious, Stylish, Great Value
average rating of 4.230769 based on 13 reviews

noisy, noisy, noisy

  • 1 of 5

What Adrian failed to describe I will now. This property is literally 40 feet from a 'major highway'. Transport trucks gearing down at all hours of the night right outside your veranda, dump trucks, daily garbage trucks, cement trucks, buses, cabs by the dozen all are right outside your front veranda. This property noise runs 24/7. As far as we're concerned the view is lost totally from the noise pollution.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What is not mentioned in this review is that Caroline reached out to us several times regarding her concerns, one being noise, PRIOR to booking her reservation. Upon her initial request, we specifically counseled her NOT to choose this condo as it is indeed a noisier venue, which is reflected in the very reasonable pricing structure we command. Our response to her concerns about noise via email on 11/13 was: “We do not recommend this property or the "Romantic Zone" in general for guests who are not used to the sounds of city life.” To our surprise, the next day, she made a reservation. Since she booked after our recommendation that the property was not a good match, we assumed that she was on board with the location. Based on our counsel, and the reviews that are reflected on the booking site, we are not sure where the disconnect remained. We know she read the reviews because it was detailed in her original booking request on 11/10 when Caroline wrote: “We are requesting to stay at your place for 1 week but if we love it, like your reviews say, we may want to stay longer if possible.” Short of rejecting her booking request, I am not sure what else we could have done…
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Victoria, BC


  • 5 of 5

This is my fourth trip to PV and my first to this location. It was perfect for the two of us. Reception coming in was easy and friendly. The pool and the view are gorgeous. Internet works. I loved the walk up and down to the beach - it helped work off the margaritas. Great value. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

The property is stunning. Views magnificent. Loved the pools.

  • 5 of 5

I loved my time in the condo. Everyone was so helpful. The space was clean and simple. The view in the morning, overlooking the bay was stunning. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great View

  • 5 of 5

The owner Adrian, has great attention to detail. The condo is sunny relaxing and has the great view of Banderas Bay. The condo had all the utensils you need and fresh drinking water.The place is a few hundred yards outside of the Romantic Zone which we liked since the city is a bit loud with all the construction going on. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo Ocean View From Bed

  • 5 of 5


*Directly across the street from the complex is Costa Linda. To the left of this is a flight of stairs that will take you directly to a beautiful beach.

*At the base of these stairs you will see a farmicia for sunscreen and personal items. Walk 3 buildings past this is Amapas Grocery, good for coffee, water etc. Next door is Fusion Gourmet, the pistachio soup is out of this world.

*Now a common comment I noticed from those staying in the complex, "the walk is horrible." All I can say to this is slow down, you are in Mexico and why anyone is trying to hurry anywhere is beyond me. It is a walk, it is up hill but not horrible. If you find it to be so see your primary care when you get home. When it gets hard stop, sit, breath and remember where you are.

*Noise- you will hear cars, music, trucks and laughter. I enjoyed it all. Life is happening all around us embrace it. The comments on the truck noise cracks me up. Do you realize its the sound of exporting to the US you are hearing? $291billion to be exact. Don't like the noise? Consume less when you return home. At night shut the doors and set AC to 25-26 and you will sleep nicely. I recommend leaving the curtains open as the sun comes from behind the building and glimmers off the ocean which you see right from bed.

Loma Linda is a quiet complex and has an amazing roof top pool or court yard pool. The staff is amazing and the housekeeper is so kind and helpful. Remember to tip them well. $3 for a room cleaning is nothing to those of us on Holiday. As you give so you shall receive.

The building is secure and clean and you will see staff constantly doing maintenance. Do your part to clean up after yourself in the common areas. If you want all inclusive go to Cabo.

The Unit you would be renting is lovely. It has more than enough to make your stay comfortable. I loved the large patio for my morning yoga and entertaining friends.

Another great bonus of staying here is water pressure. In Mexico you could stay at a high end resort and have a shower that trickles, here you have a lovely powerful shower.

Lastly learn some Spanish it takes very little to show kindness to those working here. In the morning say "Buenos Dias" to everyone you see, "gracias" to anyone who helps and when you pass someone on the street don't lower your head say "hola" and smile. Learn the culture it is one of kindness.

Lastly remember to rest and go home better than you arrived.

Host Adrain is attentive.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Great Studio if you Don't Mind Climbing

  • 4 of 5

This studio was lovely and the view was spectacular. The terrace gives you a panorama of Banderas Bay and the side doors overlook the pool. The staff is totally accommodating and helpful and the complex is well care for. Be aware that there are more than 120 steps to the beach and the restaurants , followed by a climb to reach the condo. A taxi is necessary at night to cross a major highway and there are no lights on the steps.

There is a radio and a tv screen, but no cable service, so you have to bring your own laptap and movies if you want video. The kitchen is well equipped for light cooking and there is a table and chairs on the terrace, as well as indoors.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Rates are subject to change until confirmed and include taxes, maid service, parking, beach towels and bottled water during your stay. 50% due at booking and remaining 50% and $100 USD Damage deposit due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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