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Gorgeous Beachfront Grand Venetian 'Junior Penthouse'w/hot tub

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,525 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Huge 4BD/4BA, corner unit with wraparound terrace

Casa Donita is professionally designed and decorated with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This beautiful condo sleeps 10 in beds. We are on the corner of the 24th floor of the 'Grand Venetian' Tower 2000, right on a huge beach between the Sunscape Hotel and Pitillal River. The views from balconies on all three sides of the unit are amazing. The widest point of the beach is right in front of our condo and stretches at least a mile in each direction, allowing for lots of room to play, relax or go for great walks on the sand.

There are 3525 sq ft of living and lounging space. King size beds in both master bedrooms (Red and Orange rooms), twin beds in Blue bedroom, two double beds in the Green bedroom. The complex has 5 Infinity pools, (at least 2 of which are heated) modern Fitness Center, Game Room, Children's play ground and its own restaurant. Grand Venetian is a safe, gated resort with security people patrolling day and night.

The condo is five to ten minutes from the airport and downtown. A brand new mall (Isla) with cinema is next-door. There are full mega-grocery stores five minutes walk either way and both Costco and Walmart are a longer walk (15 min) or quick drive. Lots of restaurants, theater, clubs and shopping within walking distance. Taxis and buses are available from the front of the building. We face directly on the Bay of Banderas and watch the cruise ships float into the harbor, as well as dolphins and the occasional whale play.

For 2- and 3-bedroom condos, please see our other VRBO listings: 265210 (Grand Venetian), 247462 (Peninsula) and 723067 (Nuevo Vallarta).

More Details

Property Manager
Carolyn Haselwood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018


Hotel Zone Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 24
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) King bed in each of the 2 master oceanfront bedrooms, Queen size Beds (1) inflatable queen can be used in maid's quarters, Double Beds (1) 2 double beds in green guest room, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds in blue guest room
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Gorgeous Beachfront Grand Venetian 'Junior Penthouse'w/hot tub
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Lovely condo

  • 4 of 5

The condo was really nice. The beds are GREAT, the view is wonderful and the living room and kitchen are very comfortable, well maintained and complete. There were problems with the AC, but that is so common in Mexico, I don't think you can make anything of it. The snack bar/bar was closed, so we had to go off site for meals whether we wanted to or not and that wasn't perfect. (It's really why I'm giving 4 instead of 5 stars.) But the concierge who manages this condo got us a cook for all of our dinners during the week of our stay. His labor was only $35 a night, to shop, cook and clean up a dinner for 8, and the dinners were really gourmet experiences, with gorgeous presentation. As though we were eating in a fancy restaurant! It was an enormous treat. (We tipped him an extra $70 because he was so great.) So, anyway, this is a good deal and we recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Views / Well Equipped Condo / Good for Kids

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo! My brother and I rented this for my dad's 70th birthday. 6 Adults & 4 kids (Age 1, 1, 3, and 4years old) April 2017.

We spent most of the time on the balcony as it had panoramic views of ocean. Beds were very comfortable. Kids loved taking baths in jacuzzi on balcony. Kitchen is very well equipped with cooler to take down to pool, good knives, and tupperware.

We loved this condo! My brother and I rented this for my dad's 70th birthday. 6 Adults & 4 kids (Age 1, 1, 3, and 4years old) April 2017.

We spent most of the time on the balcony as it had panoramic views of ocean - eve. Beds were very comfortable. Kids loved taking baths in jacuzzi on balcony. Kitchen is very well equipped with small cooler to take down to pool, good knives, and tupperware.

We used the restaurant onsite and next door (El Holi) and they were reasonably priced (80pesos for breakfast / 30 pesos for beers/smoothies / 50-70pesos for margaritas/sangria). There was a wait staff that would serve you poolside if it's wasn't busy. Really good security around the pool and to enter/exit resort from both the beach and the front gate.

Easter Week is very busy in Mexico as all the locals are off from work. Captain Morgan set up huge stage with DJ directly in front of resort due to Easter so music was very loud and started around 9am and ended around 11pm from Thursday - Saturday. Beach was packed because of Easter so you could buy drinks on the beach (20pesos/beer) and their were people setting up umbrellas for you ($5us) which I'm assuming is not there normally. There were beach chairs in the room to use. Beach is rocky in ocean so water shoes would be good. There is a concierge on-site but they were on vacation. Plus palapas with chairs provided by the building but we wanted to be closer to the water for the kids. Good size shallow area in the pools and one pool was shaded until noon (but also colder) which was nice for the kids to get out of the sun.

There are great restaurants right outside the building and across the street (a little tricky to cross with kids)....La Dolce (Pizza), Republic Taco, Argentinian Steak House, Maricos (Seafood)

Owner arranged for extra pack n play and there are sand and pool toys (noodles/floatie) there that the kids loved and we left some toys as well. $15 from Airport to Grand Venetian and $9 to from GV to Airport. Ramps everywhere for the strollers.Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Neeti, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed Casa Donita, the Grand Venetian, and Puerto Vallarta... even though it was the busy Easter Week. Yes, lots of great restaurants with great prices nearby. I didn't realize it was your Dad's birthday...we would have sent a special cake for him. We will know that for the next time you come. We look forward to your return. Warm regards, Carolyn
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Fantastic Apartment with fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time! All the bedrooms are spacious and the views from the 2 master bedrooms are great. The two rooms at the back have views too but there is another tower that's pretty close.

The apartment is nicely furnished and the kitchen is well equipped. The kitchen is at the back and we could't find a tray to carry things from the kitchen to the dining room. Other than that, it was perfect!

It's quiet but close to everything. Costco and the supermarket Soriana are really close by so shopping is very easy. The food trucks are close by too. It's just 10 minutes to downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Our kids really enjoyed the large pools. Not many resorts have pools this size so that is a bonus!

Wonderful apartment. You will love it!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family had a good time. We would love to have you back again....and of course, we'll have a tray for you. Thank you for the great communication.
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Milwaukie, Oregon

This fantastic property has incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Donita. The best feature for us was the incredible view of Banderas Bay - it was huge. The entire bay was laid out in front of us, from el Centro and los Arcos on our left to the Marietas and Punta de Mita straight ahead, and on to Nuevo Vallarta and the marina on our right. We watched fishing boats, dolphins, sea birds, cruise ships, parasailers, skydivers, and beach-goers of every kind, all from the comfort of our 24th floor ocean-front balcony. Additional balconies offered views of the nearby city and mountains. The beds at Casa Donita were comfortable, the bathrooms spacious, the kitchen well-equipped. The restaurant, pools and other facilities at the resort were also top notch. Both downtown and the marina, with all the restaurants and shops that PV is known for, are only a few minutes cab ride away. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again! Thanks again for choosing Casa Doonita.
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San Francisco

Outstanding accommodations with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two adults and two toddlers) enjoyed our 10 day stay at Casa Donita. The views of the bay and mountains are breathtaking. The unit was clean, tastefully decorated, fully equipped, and located within easy walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, etc.; we did not feel the need to rent a car. We fell asleep to the sweet sound of the waves crashing upon the shore.

Our toddlers enjoyed playing in the pools, which have areas that are perfect for young children. There is even a small children's playground on site.

We enjoyed watching pelicans and were thrilled to see a whale breaching from poolside.

The fitness center has plenty of gym-quality cardio equipment in good working condition.

Downtown PV is a short (inexpensive) taxi ride (or longer leisurely walk) away.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho

Wonderful Stay! Highly recommend this property!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at this property with two families of 4. It was an amazing time. It was easy to visit downtown (20 min walk or $5 taxi) or lounge by three amazing pools while being served by a fantastic staff. This was our 9th time to PV, and this property was the best yet.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed Casa Donita. Hope to have you back!
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta (PVR) - Ortiz
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

This luxury condo resort is perfectly located just 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the Marina. You can catch the bus (less than 50 cents) at the entrance of the complex or have the concierge call a taxi to pick you up at the lobby. If you don’t want to take the 10-minute ride downtown, there is an on-site restaurant, as well as many excellent restaurants (and a Starbucks, too) at the Peninsula Mall next door or across the boulevard. Supermarkets, Walmart, Costco, Sam's Club and a large modern shopping mall/dining/theater complex are also nearby.

Nearest Golf: Many professionally-designed golf courses nearby - 2.0 km


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Before and after cleanings are included.
Please contact for exact quote.
Please inquire regarding extended stays or monthly rates.
$500 damage deposit due with final payment.
Electricity may be extra depending on time of stay.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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