About the property
- Condo1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Stay right where you want to be - on the beach! This is a small building complex that provides a beach-front location with a security gate. Located at El Farito Condominiums just steps from the ocean’s edge. Pool-level unit makes beach and pool access easy. Port-a-crib provided for families with children. We offer high-speed wireless internet service, satellite TV, iPod docking station as well as free long distance calls to the U.S. and Canada.
Open floor plan offers family-friendly, easy, beach style. A spacious living environment with large gathering areas, full kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms provide lots of room for relaxing. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed with bathroom. There is also a fully operational laundry room, and plenty of beach towels. Cook meals and make margaritas at home or take a short stroll down the beach to “restaurant row”. Enjoy the pool, barbecue (Weber gas grill), and private terrace all in a picturesque and secure setting.
If you like to play golf, the Four Seasons Resort is only five minutes away. If you surf or SUP or are interested in learning, surf rental and instruction can be found walking distance away. There are also guided surf, fishing, whale watching, and snorkeling trips available.
This is truly a memorable vacation spot!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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The location is great! Unit -- just o.k.
This property is in a very nice location which is extremely convenient to rent surf boards, paddle boards, walks to dinner and easy access to cab stand in Punta Mita for other excursions. It is right on the popular surf beach and for this, it can't be beat. The building and grounds are nice, but it does share a wall with an unattractive, unfinished construction project which is surrounded with barbed wire on all sides. In any case, we would stay there again knowing the unit itself is very casual with some easily fixed upkeep issues. We were without hot water for 2 days, so it was cold showers for us on those days. (I did not call maintenance because i didn't want to deal with it.) There is a bad gas or mildew odor in the unit, especially near the laundry room and front door. There is also a mosquito problem. We slept with the covers over our faces to avoid being bitten again. I still have bites on my face that are healing. It seems maybe they come up through drains of the bathrooms. They like to hide under the toilet rim and in showers. The fabric furniture needs cleaning and the bedding needs to be replaced as it is very worn. But... they had nicely laundered beach towels for us to use and a lovely kitchen with updated appliances. If you are able to let go of the many small things, this is an incredible vacation spot. (Also, we didn't love the mattress in the closet and mosquitoes jumped out of there as well.. maybe it is holding moisture..) We'd stay there again for a quick trip, but we'd insist on mosquito control and hot water for sure. The living room is a bit messy with old tv boxes and broken cd player dangling about the console.. just little things.. pillows and sheets should not be stored in dressers .. dressers should be empty for our clothes.. *the unit needs a personal safe for guests to use and the bolt to the door needs to be fixed an usable, not just the bottom lock.
The living room did have a nice speaker to use with personal i-phone music and the pool is lovely and very clean. Neighbors were great, courteous and friendly. No problems there.
Regardless, we'd stay again, but I'd want to know about the hot water and the mosquitos. The unit needs some attention for sure.
Comfortable and convenient
Our family had a great time for spring break. The condo was clean, quiet, and comfortable. It was nice to be right on the locals beach with easy access to surfboard rentals and beer. Not to mention the great local food. We will definitely be returning!
Ground floor apartment. Really enjoyed it. There were few waves in late December.
Very Nice :)
Beautiful place, loved the beach perfect for families. Only issue was water heater needed occasional adjusting or rebooting to turn on which was figured out needed turning on many times as would just go back to lukewarm even after setting, not sure if it was a setting issue or failed water heater problem but we were able to turn on in advance of needing a hot shower. Loved everything else though was perfect :) Couldnt have been happier! Amazing caretaker and service when needing help with the hotwater issue.
Great condo in a convenient location
Spent over a week in Punta Mita at El Farito 101. Ground floor unit was great because of quick access to pool and being able to get our surfboards in and out of condo. Spacious condo. Comfortable beds. Close to the main strip of restaurants. Stinky’s surf spot is right out front and El Anclote is a 4-5 minute walk. Overall great experience. We will be back!
Good with some flaws
The good - Great location, easy access to the beach, nice pool and hottub and nicely furnished with spacious living area and kitchen. Also, very good communications prior to the stay and, on arrival, very helpful property manager in arranging pick up from airport an easy check in.
The flaws: Water heater was at end of life and the condo is prone to smelling. First there was very little hot water available, which made the bathtub useless, and if you are the second person taking a shower, we found that we would have luke warm to cool water. We also had to use the second of the two showers because the main insuite shower head was failing and sprayed water out of the tub. The second is easily fixed, so and we told manager, so hopeful it is not an issue for later visitors. On the smell, the condominium is on the bottom floor and has floor drains which are capped with rubber stoppers. Even when capped, the floor drain for the laundry room let out a stong sewage smell which permeated the living area whenever the door was opened. With the door closed and the ac running, it was not a big issue, but without both of those "fixes" the condo had a strong odor and if you need to do laundry, be prepared to hold your breath. If these things are fixed, I would give the condo 5 stars, but those two features made it a decent, but not great experience.
whale watching, bird watching