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Michael Gregory

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Best Los Muertos Beach Location! Beautiful Private Courtyard w/Fountain!

18 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Downtown (Viejo Vallarta) Condo Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 1 br 1 ba close to beach, restaurants, shopping. Private Courtyard.

Lovely 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's fantastic 'Romantic Zone'. Located at the top of the tram (no more climbing stairs!) on Olas Altas between PV's 2 newest, nicest resorts - the Pinnacle properties.

New for 2016 - nice sectional couch, new king size mattress in bedroom.

Features inviting private courtyard with custom fountain, all under the shade of a beautiful Higuera tree. King size bed, desk area in bedroom, full kitchen with quality utensils and dishware. Uncrowded pool is just steps away, cable/internet included. We even include Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrella for fun days on the beach!

Our condo is located between 2 properties which charge double (and more) our rates. Enjoy staying in Puerto Vallarta's best area for half price!

We have been coming to this condo complex for years - always a terrific experience and when we got the chance to 'buy in' we jumped at it. Now we would like to share our hidden (Condo El Escondido) treasure with you!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Gregory (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Michael Gregory

My wife and I live in Oregon and have been escaping the cold winter weather by coming to Puerto Vallarta for about 15 years. Along the way we came across the Escondido Condo building and have stayed here ever since.

Michael Gregory purchased this condo in 2013

Why Michael Gregory chose Puerto Vallarta

This condo feels like home. The same staff that was here when we first stayed over 10 years ago is still here, the property is kept immaculate, and is in a safe, 'close to everything' part of town.

What makes this condo unique

The private courtyard with it's own fountain is a joy. Relax under the limbs of a huge Higuera tree in peace and privacy.

Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

Best Los Muertos Beach Location! Beautiful Private Courtyard w/Fountain!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
5

Best Location and close to all things PV!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Casa Jardin. This is an extremely comfortable condo in the heart of the best area of Puerto Vallarta. The condo has a wonderful large king size bed super comfortable and a large flat screen tv in the bedroom. There is an overhead ceiling fan and an additional fan in the bedroom. There is air conditioning in the bedroom but we don't like to use it so I can definetely say with fans during August we were comfortable. The living room feels large and homey also with ceiling fan and large flat screen tv. You don't feel like you are staying in a stark rental place but more of a home you could live in. The walls have artwork and the shelves have Mexican pottery. The living room, dining room and kitchen are open design and there is a private courtyard with outdoor furniture and a ceiling fan overhead to enjoy being cool while sitting outside. I spent many a day reading on the patio. There is a large shade tree and many plants on the patio. The kitchen is a full kitchen with all you need for cooking. This condo had everything we look for when looking for a place to stay so I would say it ticked all our boxes and more. The communication with the owner was easy and the check in with Emma was easy and convenient. The staff at the condo are great. They have been there a long time and take great pride in their work. Chuey was friendly and helpful. He called for a taxi to take us to the airport and Isabel kept everything clean and even asked if we needed clothes washed. I would definetly want to come back and stay here again. Thank you Michael and Cheryl! You have a wonderful place! Also I should mention all the restaurants are great it didn't matter where we ate. I particularly liked my shrimp burrito at Langostinos on the beach. People are very friendly in Mexico and Puerto Vallarta is a very safe comfortable place. Also nice is the funicular that can take you back up the hill for just a tip to the operator. I miss PV already. I super highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Debbie. It makes me wanna be there too...
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5

A great condo with an awesome location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Michaels beautiful condo. The amenities inside were very comfortable but the outside was the best. A beautiful private large patio with dozens of plants and trees. A beautiful fountain to top it off. There is a cozy, warm pool just steps away from the patio that I typically had to myself. Location! You are just at the top of a hill from 75+ restaurants and the beach. There is this cute little wooden funicular car that takes you up and down for free. You can tip the operator. You could easily cook in the condo but why? The food is amazing. We ate as many places as we could but could not try all that we wanted to. We never had a bad meal. There is a convenience store just a 2 min walk away. We would definitely stay at this vrbo again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Get away

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've been to this property. First being back in February 2016 and now. Couldn't stay away! Prior to my first visit I had been hearing of it's charm for over a decade from several friends who have stayed. When I arrived it was exactly how I had imagined it. Relaxing, romantic, and excellent for a couple, or single to have a get away in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Close to everything Old Town PV has to offer within walking distance. A perfect chill point to decompress, hang by the pool, lounge in the court yard reading a book or visit with friends. Big Thank you to staff and management for being so friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not my thing

  • 1 of 5

We arrived was greeted by the condo sitter she showed us around was really surprised that the place had no curtains being on the first floor it was horrible to find most people peeking in my window while passing by ouf I felt invaded ,also the place could use a big big spring cleaning the shower was discussing l showed it to the cleaning lady and mention it to the condo sitter and told her that the place was dirty also most of the furniture is not what it shows on the pictures ...... we were told not to run our a so much and let's not forget the ac was not working for 3 days when we got there it kept us awake a king all kind of noice and freezing up so they had it fix we had strong smell of propane and sewer in the bathroom every morning we did complain about that and we did nt have any hot water in kitchen for 3 weeks they tried to fix the pipes were all filled with rust .... and the noice well it right next to screening kids that you hear all day long ,the yard had a real problem of fallen debrie some kind of fruit the yard is covered every day the janitor had to come in and swap it up .... when the condo sitter came to fix the hot water she was mad she said that she had shut down my ac and not to run it to much .......it was 85 degrees when we got in ...the ac is only in the bedroom .... we did nt have no linen extra so I told the cleaning lady I wanted some so I used it to cover the windows for privacy ...my overall reaction is terrible to the place would never recommend it. Dirty dirty and went I told the house sitter she said that nobody never complained about the cleaning lady well my feet were black from walking on the floor the day she was supposed to have clean I sure did nt leave her a tip we tied the janitor for trying to swap up all the time he looked so overwhelm and he try ed to fix the hot water several time , this was proberbly our worst experience we will not be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well...I know that this goes against the "rules" for writing a response to a negative review (you're supposed to be positive and not complain about your guest), but not this time. We bought this condo in 2013 after staying at this development previously for 15 years as renters. The housekeeper, janitor, and "condo sitter" (actually Saskia our administrator) have been there since before then, and after all these years are like family to us. These people treated them all horribly, were constantly rude and demanding, acting like everyone was their servant. We know many of the other occupants of the development and they couldn't wait to see them go because of their boorish behaviour also. As stated by all of the other reviews we've received, Amparo (the housekeeper) is kind, friendly and does a great job of keeping the place clean - not perfect, but very clean. The higuera tree drops fruit twice a year (May and November), this is the first complaint about that as Chuey (the janitor) cleans up every morning. The AC and the hot water issues were dealt with as soon as they complained. There are 2 small arched windows in the kitchen that do not (and have no need for) coverings. I have no idea why this was an issue - it never has been for us. As far as them not coming back. Fine with me. And their friends. They didn't leave anyone a penny and were rude and condescending to people who are dear to us. Good riddance. Please - to anyone considering renting our casita - if you're looking for a 5 star resort experience check next door at the Pinnacle resort. It costs 3 times as much, but it is a brand new building with 24/7 staff that wait on you hand and foot. If you're looking for a charming, friendly, casual old Mexico experience at a great price welcome! post script June 2016 - We are down here ourselves now, and can confirm 2 things - 1, it's as pleasant as ever, was clean and ready to go when we got here and were greeted warmly by the staff. 2, these renters were not only rude, but also thieves - they stole clothes that we leave down here so that we don't need to bring much when we come, along with other stuff. Unbelievable...
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Las Cruces, NM
5

Exactly as advertized!

  • 5 of 5

We love PV and have visited here the past 15 years. This condo met and in many way exceeded our expectations. If you are a seasoned traveler to PV like us and look for location and amenities, this is pretty hard to beat. So many condos give you 4 place settings of everything, a few pots and pans if you are lucky and that's what you get for your kitchen. I can't even mention all the particulars, but this kitchen is well equipped and likely meets the expectations you would expect in your own home for all the gadgets and utensils you would expect to prepare any meal. If you still aren't impressed, check out the pantry located in the bathroom for more appliances. In our opinion, the best feature of this condo is the private, gated outdoor living space that features a wonderful fountain. There is a very large rubber tree in this courtyard that provides plenty of shade and privacy. I love listening to the fountain in the shade of this tree while listening to the dripping of the fountain! Open your private gate and you walk into the common area swimming pool that is rarely crowded since this is a very small condominium community. The people who come here tend to be from everywhere and are very friendly! If you are like us and spend serious time in PV and want to balance your time between dining out and living in a home environment and demand a very central location, this place is pretty hard to beat for the bucks! We will definitely consider this place in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for the kind words, Mark. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to see you again next year! Mike.
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5

Excellent condo for two

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in October and really enjoyed it. The condo is comfortable and has everything you need, even an umbrella and two chairs to use on the beach. The private courtyard is a great place to sit and have your coffee or glass of wine. The bathroom looks hurricane proof and we almost found out if it is!! The pool is just steps away and we didn't even lock the doors when we were at the pool. The staff were very nice. I recommend arranging a taxi from the airport with the owner if you don't know where it is, as its in a tucked away, private location.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chuck - Glad you had such a nice visit - and survived the great hurricane (scare) of 2015! Thank you again for all your efforts in protecting things before the hurricane landed. Look forward to having you again. Mike.
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Map

Malecón
"Great for long romantic walks. Lots of sights to see great people watching!"
Playa de los Muertos
Art Walks Downtown
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Lots!
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Lots!
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Los Muertos
Car: not necessary

Located in the nicest part of the Romantic Zone, next door to the new Pinnacle Condos above Olas Altas. 1 block to dozens of great restaurants, 2 blocks to Los Muertos Beach, our home away from home in Mexico is within walking distance of the best of Puerto Vallarta!

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Rates & Availability

Downtown (Viejo Vallarta) Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Jul 1 2016 - Nov 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
$100
$499
$1,500
 
 
High Season 17
Nov 12 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$895
$3,000
 
 
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$125
$599
$1,800
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$100
$499
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$499
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50

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Amenities

Downtown (Viejo Vallarta) Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large bedroom with office nook, private access to courtyard
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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