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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Penthouse - 12' ceilings - spectacular view - quiet too

TREAT YOURSELF TO A FABULOUS STAY IN PUERTO VALLARTA! A 5+ star accommodation........from as little as $175/night, depending on the season.

'Vallarta Vida', is "Zona Romantica's" newest loft style 1700 sq. ft. 2 bedroom Penthouse condo in the heart of Old Town Vallarta. Located on a quiet street just a leisurely stroll away from the very best restaurants, bars, boutiques & other shopping to suit every taste, palette and budget, 'Vallarta Vida' is located in the Old Vallarta you hear about with its cobbled streets and red brick rooftops covered with bouganvillia of every variety. Being just 3 short blocks to the ocean and the 'Malecon' (PV's famous ocean side esplanade), you will enjoy an easy walk to everything that Vallarta has to offer with no hills to climb and absolutely no need to drive or taxi. Due to the accessibility, our home is considered to be a very senior friendly location.

'Vallarta Vida's' interior space and furnishings were professionally designed by Paul K Stewart of Projekt Home, Toronto, Canada, and handcrafted by local Mexican Artisans.

The fully equipped cook's kitchen includes a centre island gathering spot with 5 stools, granite countertops, stainless steel cook top, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, wine frig & micro-wave oven.

Adjoining the kitchen is the tastefully and comfortably furnished family room, a perfect reading/quiet area or gathering spot for guests while you test your culinary skills in the kitchen. A walk-out to a comfortably furnished patio provides inviting moments of quiet escape as you enjoy the mountainous vistas.

The 12' ceilings adds to the spaciousness of the combined living/dining room providing the appropriate setting for a magnificent dining table with comfortable seating for 10-12. It is the perfect setting for those quieter more intimate evenings for you and yours or for those larger dinner parties with family and friends.

After dinner, continue your evening by retreating to the adjoining custom designed and comfortably appointed living space, the perfect gathering spot. An entertainment system with a 52' TV (Shaw Cable & a blue ray player included) will provide you with background music to enhance the atmosphere or high definition television viewing. A surround sound bar is also available allowing you to plug in your smart phones to access your personal music. A few steps onto the balcony exposes you to the lights and the near & distant sounds of residential Old Vallarta.

Both bedrooms are furnished with locally crafted headboards & bedside tables highlighted by artistic hand blown glass lamps, clock radios with IPod docking stations & 42' TV's. Plenty of closet space and ensuite baths featuring marble floors, showers & countertops will add to the enjoyment of your vacation.

The Master bedroom has the advantage of a walkout to a large balcony shared with the living room.

A 2 piece guest bath adjoins the living areas for the convenience of your guests. Both sofas provide additional sleeping accommodation.

The lighting features throughout have been designed to enhance your desired atmosphere, with most lights on dimmers. Each room has ceiling fans and air conditioning units for your comfort.

A stacked front loading washer/dryer are included and there is an underground parking spot that can accommodate 2 cars parked in tandem.

The controlled access security includes entry intercom, security service and cameras. A water purification system means no bottles of water required, drink right from the tap. Free local, Canada & US telephone service as well as high speed wifi is also provided.

The breath taking 360 degree view from the rooftop terrace, which is just 1 level away, encompasses the ocean, downtown Vallarta, the magnificent mountains and lush jungle. The infinity pool, 2 hot tubs, fire pit and 3 separate living areas are there for your vacation enjoyment.

Come experience Old Town Vallarta with 'Vallarta Vida' as you home!

More Details

Property Manager
Harvey Malinsky
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Harvey Malinsky

We are both professionals, born and raised in Toronto, and enjoying life as it should be enjoyed with children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. We own and love our warm comfortable home in the heart of the city and truly enjoy all of the amenities that are so easily accessible to us.

Our home in Puerto Vallarta is a reflection of our Toronto life style and enjoyment which we would like to share with others. If you are looking for a very special home for your escape, either alone or with family and/or friends, you do not need to look further. You have found it with us.

Harvey Malinsky purchased this condo in 2012

Why Harvey Malinsky chose Emiliano Zapata

If there's one street in Zona Romantica that's made for shoppers, it's Basilio Badillo found between Pino Suárez and Insurgentes.

Discover this local secret where you can find the very best in art, the most captivating jewelry (Cielito Lindo and A Touch of Gold), great clothes, scarves and handbags (Que Mona), lovely manta and colorful talavera and so much more.

This street has always had the moniker “Restaurant Row” since, even to this day, you won’t go hungry on Basilio Badillo. Popular places, ethnic eateries, local comidas corridas (with a daily menu at a low price), bakeries, seafood and meat, it’s all there.

Take your time to explore this trendy neighborhood. You may find yourself coming here time and again. No taxis needed unless you are venturing off for a major excursion.

From Vallarta 399, you are 3 blocks to Los Muertos Beach and the Malecon, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the ocean to the newer part of PV.

Here are a few quotes from travel sites that reflect our sentiments about Zona Romantica.

...“There is a special spirit in the air, which will add something special into your heart. Well .. everywhere :-)” ...

“I love this area of Puerto Vallarta. It is the funky & eclectic area that many visitors miss. It is a MUST SEE area of town, Easily walk-able, safe and full of great restaurants, bars, cafes, shopping, galleries, beach bars, you name it.... it is all here. Great hotels and vacation rentals... so you will not even have to take a taxi to get to cool places. Come and explore the coolest area of Puerto Vallarta.”...

“This place is like New Orleans French Quarter. During the day it's bustling with workers and the business of the city. At night, the lights give it an atmosphere that lends to romantic walks and visits to restaurants and bars you may have missed during the day.”

What makes this condo unique

The roof top terrace and with its amazing amenities and mesmerizing views feels like an extension of our home being accessible within less than 1 minute by way of 1 flight of stairs or an elevator ride. Our WIFI is often available on the rooftop.

Walk out the door and you are on a street with no inclines.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I would like to say that I found the unit to be even nicer than seen in the photographs.

You are within blocks of all the hot spots of Puerto Vallarta, but on a much quieter street. The heart of the bustling Romantic Zone with all it has to offer is a mere 5 minute walk away. The beach was a 3 minute walk away. Restaurants, popular clubs, fine dining, art galleries, and grocery stores were steps away.

I even found a gym, a food marketplace, and the grand walks of the Malecon to be also within a short walk from the building. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the building and its common areas. There was 24/7 security at the front entrance and they were courteous, professional, and very helpful. The courtyard was very pretty and elegant.

The unit has high ceilings and it is a penthouse unit with several balconies affording the guests various views of Puerto Vallarta. There is a balcony from the master bedroom, living room, and a lovely terrace off the sitting area off the kitchen. Morning coffee as the sun rose from the mountains behind made for a special time to relax and start each day.

The rooms are grand and very large and spacious. I was with 2 others but it would accommodate 6 with ease.

The two bedrooms offer huge king sized beds with very spacious bathrooms.

The kitchen, its counter tops and bar stools as well as the sitting lounge off the kitchen made it a true gathering spot. This kitchen (and the entire home for that matter), lack nothing. It was better equipped for guests and dinner gatherings than my own home.

It was elegant, spacious, and the decor was amazing. I really loved the inside of this accommodation and would go back anytime.

The rooftop terrace, AMAZING infinity pool, hot tubs, BBQ area, and various sitting areas are 1 floor above. The pool and its views are SPECTACULAR! The 360 degree views from the roof offer Spectacular Ocean and various city and mountain top views which are spectacular. Night time drinks while sitting on the roof in the evenings offer great city light views of Puerto Vallarta.

I was expecting a nice and well decorated home to stay in whilst there. I was in a dream home, in the most magnificent location, that offered every luxury and comfort possible. I was more than comfortable and extremely satisfied.

The value was unbelievable because the accommodation truly is amazing.

I will 100% go back and recommend it to all my family and friends. This was one of the best rental places I have stayed in
Mar 2017
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Car: not necessary

From the front door of Vallarta 399, there are no hills to climb and no need for taxis. You are in the very heart of Old Vallarta, just steps away from the very best restaurants, bars, boutiques & other shopping to suit every taste, palette and budget. This is the Old Vallarta you hear about with cobbled streets and red brick rooftops covered with bouganvillia of every variety and only 3 short blocks to the ocean.


Emiliano Zapata Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - 2 piece with toilet & sink - toilet , and sink
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Each bedroom features a king sized complimented by distressed wood headboards and an American, NOT Mexican, king sized bed. 2 matrimonial sized pull out sofas are provided in the living room and in the family room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Our management company, Palmera Vacations is quite efficient in satisfying all requests made by our guests.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Eugene, OR

Possibly the best condo in the Romantic Zone

  • 5 of 5

This trip was our fifth in four years to Puerto Vallarta, and we have always stayed in Old Town (aka Zona Romantica). We have tried hotels and other condos in the area, and this condo has been the best place to stay by far. We are hoping to re-book this condo for our next trip to Puerto Vallarta. This, even though the entire building was without water for nearly two days during our stay! The condo is so nice that we were willing to put up with the incredible annoyance of not having water; it helped that Harvey (the owner) was very gracious in addressing the situation.

We ran into other people staying in the building ("V399") who had stayed in other condos in V399 including Harvey's, and they stated that they too thought that Harvey's condo is the nicest one in the bunch.

The location is perfect (e.g., very close to everything, and no hills!), the condo's decorations, furniture, and accessories are superb, and its floor plan is excellent. We had five people in our group, with one person sleeping on one of the couches. The person who slept on the couch is a 6' 4" man, and he reported that the couch provided a very comfortable bed. The rest of us all slept equally well in our king-size beds. Even with five of us in the condo, none of us felt crowded, including our friend on the couch (it was almost like he had his own room, he said).

The kitchen is very well equipped, and its layout is quite efficient. The showers and bathrooms are also excellently functional.

All in all, this condo provides a great place to stay. We hope to stay here again [hopefully with water during our entire visit next time ;) ]

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Forrest for your review. We absolutely look forward to having you return to our home in Puerto Vallarta, and this time with absolutely NO hiccups. Wishing you and yours all the best in 2018
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Best Condo in the Romantic Zone

  • 5 of 5

Harvey has done a great job, and he totally 'gets it' when it comes to providing all the things a vacation renter would like. Everything was there. We just needed our clothes and any food/drink items we wanted. We are already planning on coming back next year !! Thanks Harvey. Bill

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. So glad you enjoyed our home. We look forward to your return.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Great location: easy walk to the beach, great restaurants, Saturday market and browsing in the local shops. Every amenity you could possibly wish for, gourmet kitchen, extremely comfortable king size beds and pillows, and the condo is pristine. We loved having our morning coffee on the balcony, and enjoyed the stunning roof top infinity pool. Met some lovely people. Concierge walked us thru the condo upon arrival explaining how everything worked. The photos are beautiful but much better in person. I loved the high ceilings. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the best

  • 5 of 5

Spent 8 weeks in this most spectacular PH loft style apartment that was better furnished and equipped than my home. There was enough space for the sometimes, 5-6 of us, to get away each other, all in very comfortable areas of the condo. The best part was being able to walk up 1 floor or take the elevator to the roof top with its magnificent 360 degree view, infinity pool, hot tubs and seating areas. Walk out the door and you are 1 minute from Basilio Badillo with all of its amazing shops, galleries, restaurants and bars.....and only a 3 block walk to the Malecon and ocean. Another best was knowing we were in walking distance to everything with no need for driving or taxis.....and NO HILLS TO CLIMB!!!!!! It truly was an amazing location and I can not speak highly enough about the condo and the building. Check it out for yourself. The pictures do not do it justice. If I could have given it more than 5 stars I would have given it 10.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Staff is very friendly and helpful . Beautiful pool area. Just a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location Is Everything

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Harvey for a wonderful stay at your condo in V399. Of the many many years we have been coming to PV, this location by far surpassed every other one. Walking distance to all the best places to eat and a short "stepless" walk to the beach and Malecon. I cant say enough about how awesome it was to be so centrally located to everything. The condo itself was spotless and well maintained. Very nicely stocked kitchen and great space to move about. The building itself is quite new and very quiet. A very good pick for someone who is looking for a peaceful place to retreat from the masses. There is a rooftop pool that is very nice, but also is very quiet and relaxing. We had a little more of the energetic group along with us, and probably didn't fit in great with the residents. However, nothing and I mean nothing but absolute praise for the property and the condo that Harvey owns. He communicated often and made us feel very good about the arrival, as did he promptly refund our deposit. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this unit again in the future, and as I said I would truly probably suggest it more for the quieter more mature crowd. The vibe of the building was very friendly as well. Harvey, your a class act, and thanks for a wonderful stay. Very much enjoyed another memorable trip to my favorite place on earth.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Please contact us for confirmation of rates. We reserve the right to apply an additional guest fee for more than 4 guests.

Please inquire about exceptions to the minimum 5 night stay.

Acceptable forms of payment include bank drafts, credit card & PayPal.

Special monthly and multi-monthly rates are available upon request.

Check-out 11:00 a.m. Check-in 4:00 p.m.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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