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Romantic Zone Penthouse Steps from Beach, Restaurants and Shops

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Casa Loma in Selva Romantica is the perfect place for your Mexican getaway. This condominium complex has quite a following for its gorgeous vegetation, 24 hour security, air-conditioned workout room, and a fantastic common area featuring a shady palapa with comfortable seating and internet, and large heated infinity pool with views of the ocean, mountains, hillside jungle and Old Town.

Casa Loma is only two blocks from the beach in the heart of lively Zona Romantica. This trendy area features excellent restaurants, art galleries, nightlife and shopping.

Our two bedroom penthouse will feel like a home away from home. Casa Loma is comfortably furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, TV with Satellite and DVD, free calls to the U.S. and Canada, mid-week maid service and secure private parking.

More Details

Diana and Andrew Lister
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Diana and Andrew Lister

Diana and Andrew Lister currently live in the Pacific Northwest on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Diana and Andrew Lister purchased this condo in 2015

Why Diana and Andrew Lister chose Puerto Vallarta

We love Selva Romantica in Old Town because of its friendly and relaxing atmosphere.The complex is like an oasis against the backdrop of the bustling town of Puerto Vallarta. There is plenty to do just outside the gates of the complex and when we have exhausted ourselves, we can cool off in the pool or have drinks on our terrace and just enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.


Emiliano Zapata Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom Ensuite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Master Bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower. The second bedroom has two twin beds and can be secured to make a king sized bed. The second bedroom has it's own bathroom located just across the hall.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Great vacation at Selva Romantica!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a great stay at this condo in the Selva Romantica complex. The condo is immaculate with everything you need for a great vacation. The grounds at this complex are very well maintained. The pool area is very nice. Large pool which is great for both kids and adults Great views all around from the pool area. . The Selva Romantica complex is in a perfect location. Everything is walkable from this location. 2 blocks from the beach and many restaurants and shops just outside your door. This is a great place to stay . I recommend it and would love to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property but....

  • 3 of 5

This property is beautiful. Lovely pool and landscaping to die for. The condo is spacious and decorated beautifully. The downfall? The surrounding condo construction and associated noise was obnoxious. The dirt and dust made cleaning difficult and it would have been nice to know ahead of time that the view would literally disappear before our eyes as construction continued. Very accommodating owners but would have liked to know what we were going to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, classy and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Iguanas was perfect! The home is well maintained and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the outdoor balcony is a wonderful spot with unspoiled panoramic views.

As others have noted, the walk back up to Selva Romantica is steep. Having said that, our five year old managed fine and the home is perfectly located for all of Zona Romantica. We were very happy that we chose to stay at Selva Romantica as it is above the noise of the dance clubs in Puerto Vallerta. You can still hear the music late into the night if windows are open, but with windows closed and a/c unit on, you sleep like a baby!

The home is well stocked with cooking utensils and appreciated having onsite laundry. The WiFi has a strong reception and we enjoyed using the bluetooth speaker for listening to music while in the home. The pool is lovely and a great retreat after touring the sites. The grounds of Selva Romantica are well maintained and the area is very secure with gates and security guard. We felt very safe at all times.

Diana (homeowner) and Mavy (concierge in PV) are both very accommodating and wonderful hosts. We would definitely consider returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect "Home Away", Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to stay here. All amenities as described and then some. I am a habitual traveler to Puerto Vallarta and consider it my very favorite place. I rank this the #1 of perhaps 20 or more places I've stayed. The condo is right in the best spot of the Romantic Zone, a short walk to the beach, and steps away from great food and nightlife. The property is also just 1 block from the bus taking you to Mismaloya and Boca!

The condo is stylish, artistic, well maintained and a true home. The property manager, Mavy, was wonderful and helpful.

The view was incredible.

Thank you for the opportunity to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Loma was absolutely perfect! Mavy (the property manager) arranged for her husband to pick us up at the airport. On the way through town we stopped at the MEGA grocery store and were able to leave our bags in the car with Mavy's husband while we shopped. When we arrived at Casa Loma Mavy was waiting for us. She showed us around the condo and gave us a little tour of the grounds. Everything was just beautiful and perfectly clean. We spent every day in the pool enjoying the beautiful view, the wildlife (plenty of birds and iguanas) and just relaxing. We cooked breakfast in the condo and the kitchen was very well equipped. Every night we walked a block or two to some of the best restaurants in PV. Joe Jack's is a great place for a Bloody Mary and a bucket of shrimp. We loved Si Senor - Archie's Wok is fabulous - the little mole' restaurant on Basilio Badillo was great too. My daughter and I were very sad when our vacation came to an end. Diana (the owner of the condo) kept in touch with me and she was very nice to deal with. Mavy and her husband did a great job making sure we were perfectly comfortable. The place is stunning! We will be coming back to Puerto Vallarta and we hope to stay at Casa Loma!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Location - Great Value!

  • 5 of 5

If Old Town is your thing, you couldn't choose a better base from which to explore and experience Puerto Vallarta than Casa Loma in the Selva Romantica condominiums. We've traditionally been "hotel" people before now, and PV has plenty of that at the other end of Banderas Bay. We drove past the big touristy high rises and cruise terminal up there on our way to San Sebastien, and found it all too sterile, commercial, crowded, and overbuilt for our taste.

So, about the property itself...

Most of the web photos don't really do it justice. The infinity pool on the roof is nicer than it looks in the pictures, and we found it comfortable at any time of day. Other guests/residents are generally friendly and respectful, and since we visited in low season, we had it to ourselves a lot. The grounds are immaculate, secure, and buzzing with interesting bird life and galavanting iguanas. The Listers' condo is beautifully decorated with local art, and well-stocked with all the comforts and conveniences the average traveler would need. Check-in and check-out was a breeze and we could not imagine being treated better. The view from the condo is outstanding!

And the neighborhood...

If you're even moderately fit, it's an easy walk to amazing tastes, sights, and experiences. Highlights for us were Bodeguita de Medio Cuban restaurant down the Malecon, the Vista Grill on the hill overlooking the Selva Romantica property, easy water taxi access from the pier a few blocks away, and shopping at Mundo de Cristal and nearby tile/antique/pewter shops, the Senora Guadalupe church, and Ignacio's "Galeria Indigena" on Calle Juarez.

You're no more than 2-3 blocks in any direction from incredible coffee, street tacos, or Chilequiles, and cab rides are super affordable when needed. The tequila tasting hawkers get a little tiresome, and the vendors are relentless in low season because scratching out a living is tough. For the ones we met on the street, we tried to offer a few courtesy pesos for a look even though we didn't want to buy. Try the mole a block or two down Basilio Badillo and Pancho's tacos a little further down (open after 6:00pm). We stopped in to watch the NBA finals at Torito and the experience was nice, but the American style bar food was unremarkable at best. We booked a day trip out to the historic colonial town of San Sebastien and it was a magical experience.

Summing up, they did not oversell this place even a tiny bit, and we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Damage Insurance $59

Cancellation Policy: 90% refund if reservation is cancelled prior to 60 days of arrival date. Cancellations with less than 60 days notice will be charged full rental charges, less any days the property is re-rented for those dates. A 70% refund will be given for those re-rented days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.