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DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - DOWNTOWN - NO CAR NEEDED - POOL - WALK EVERYWARE :)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms - King + Queen + Full Sofa / 2 Full Baths + Half Bath - SLEEPS 6

Hi:) A quick note to everyone.. We have noticed positing’s that state “Downtown Puerto Vallarta” and yet you still need a car or a taxi to get to downtown. We are 100% DOWNTOWN and DIRECTLY on the BEACH so you can walk to everything - NO car/taxi needed, just an FYI.

Beautiful, modern, water front condo, a perfect place for a great vacation. Completed in 2009 located on Camarones Beach in downtown Puerto Vallarta and just steps away from the Malecon sits Puerta al Mar. This boutique beach front Mexican style building offers a total of eight units. Six two bedroom two and one half baths, and two penthouse three bedroom three and one half bath multistory units with roof top decks. All units have traditional Mexican finishes and offer Mountain and beach front views. Puerta al Mar also offers elevator service, swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar, direct beach access, covered parking with attendant and 24 hour security. Some units also for sale..

Quick Facts about Puerto Vallarta: Location:

Pacific coast of Mexico along Banderas Bay, Mexico's largest natural bay, in the northwest corner of the state of Jalisco.

Climate:

November to April Average high 85F/low 63F - May to October: Average high 92F/low 70F -

Rainy Season: Mid-June through September, mainly afternoon and evening showers.

Airport:

Located four miles from downtown, has over 450 weekly flights, ground transportation available.

Currency:

Pesos, money exchange houses located in the airport, on nearly every street corner and at banks throughout the city. Credit cards are widely accepted.

Electricity:

110 volt 60-current, same as the U.S.A., no adapters needed.

Population:

350,000 of which 6,500 are expatriates. 2 million visitors annually.

Economy:

Mainly tourist related. Agriculture, tobacco, cattle ranching and tequila production

Local Time:

Puerto Vallarta is in the Central Time Zone (the same as Texas), which is two hours ahead of California and one hour behind New York.

Restaurants:

There are more than 250 in town!

Beaches:

Vallarta has been named the best beach in Latin America by Travel and Leisure Magazine Readers Survey, all 25 miles of it.

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe:

It took 33 years to build from 1918 to 1955; the trade mark crown was damaged in the 1995 earthquake and has now being repaired.

Nayarit:

Jalisco's neighboring state, just eight miles north of town is in another time zone, one hour earlier.

Taxis:

With more than 1,000 taxis in town, there is no problem hailing one. Taxi fares are set in PV; the average fare is around $30 pesos or $3 USD. A trip across town-from the Marina to Los Muertos Beach-will run about $60 pesos or $6.00 USD. Fares are posted in each taxi, the daily newspaper and most major hotels. Asking about the fare before you get in may save you a few pesos.

Tequila:

Only tequila that is made in Tequila, Jalisco can bear the name of 'tequila.'

Mariachi:

Jalisco is the home of this traditional Mexican music.

Wildlife:

Humpback whales winter in the Bay every year. Dolphins, giant mantas, sea turtles, and over 100 species of birds also live here.

Casa Kimberly:

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's love nest was built in 1963 for $5,000 USD and sold years later for $450,000.

More Details

Property Manager
Paulette Zdanow
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

Amenities

Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sleep Sofa - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Housekeeper service service is included once a week. Smoking allowed only on the terraces and outdoors

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - DOWNTOWN - NO CAR NEEDED - POOL - WALK EVERYWARE :)
average rating of 4.6571426 based on 35 reviews
5

You'll never find a better place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment. Very good contact to the owner. The best place directly on the beach. The staff was so friendly and helpfull. I love this place.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Latham,NY
5

Unbelievable vacation....ssshhh. Don't tell !

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home to NY from our 1st visit to PVR and Puerta al Mar. What a fantastic, relaxing vacation...we would not do a thing different, except stay longer ! Paulette is a pleasure to work with e-mails were quickly responded to answering all my MANY questions. After arriving at the airport and breezing through customs, it's about a 15 minute ride to the condo. The unit is beautiful, just as the pictures show. Very clean, more than enough room, and the ocean is right there ! There is a beautiful beach right in front, though small rocks are here & there. A small area of rock as you go into the ocean would make it tough for smaller children to go in. I spent a lot of time just relaxin' in the waves ! A gorgeous breeze all the time keeps the place very comfortable. I love cold AC, and we only needed that in the master BR at night. The 2nd BR faces the town, and Captain Dan's bar with live music is very close and loud for the 2nd BR if used. The sound of the waves crashing so close is great. Everything you need is there, from coffee maker to laundry, to a very comfortable king bed, to the ocean ! There is also a TV, we never turned it on....it's vacation time ! . The condo is literally a 1-minute walk from Mexico Ave., which is the main drag. Follow that, passing many food vendors, shops, very friendly people, and a few blocks down is the Malecon, about a 10 minute walk. It has everything you can think off, people everywhere from all walks of life...we spent countless hours walking up and down. The grocery store Ley is right around the corner and has everything you need, opens early and stays open late. The staff is very friendly and helpful if needed, and browsing thru TripAdvisor will really help you pick out things to do/visit/places to eat. If you are a coffee drinker ( ME ! ), find Cafe Oro Verde, and see the owner, Wen, he will roast fresh Mexican beans for you. Brought home a couple of pounds. Cafe Carmel is about 1 minute around the corner, great coffee and fresh crepes made for you....Pepe's tacos are super...RioGrande take out for lunch - great fish tacos and nachos grande...make sure you go to the farmers market on Saturday 9a-2p...local products and amazing food.

I can go on & on.....I will end with saying that Puerta al Mar is a great place to stay and great area to visit....always felt extremely safe, all the people are very friendly. Thank you Paulette for all the assistance and we will be planning a trip for next year !!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PV Feb. 14 thru 25th, 2017

  • 3 of 5

The condo was perfectly located, walkable to the Malacon and everything downtown. The view was amazing. The complex was quite and relaxing.

The sink was broken and water all over the kitchen floor when we arrived, the complex manager threw a couple of the beech towels we were suppose to use on the floor and said that should do it. After we got settled and headed out for dinner, we returned to the condo and more water on the floor. We let the maintaince guy know and he reponded right away and took the sink apart and mopped up the mess. 2 and a half days latter the faucet was

Replaced. The ceiling fans on the balacony did not work, the DVD/CD player did not work, the dinning room table was cracked at the base, the locks on the door of the condo and the enterance to the complex need to be replaced. The hot tub was non functional and drained. All that said, we could live with that. The big deal is that the beech was so rocky that it was almost a non swimming beach. All in all we enjoyed our stay but would need these things fixed if we were to return. The maintance staff and housekeeping staff we very attentive and friendly. The manager was friendly after she received her tip. 1 suggestion if you rent this unit, pass on the driver, take a cab saves you $100.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice location, very nice condo, very nice staff. Wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, Need minor improvments/Will return

  • 4 of 5

My spouse and I, my sister in law and our 2 friends (a couple) came with us to this property. Over all, it was a great experience and the advertisement is true to its word. It is located directly on Camerones Beach and EVERYTHING is in walking distance. The neighborhood seems safe and the nearby convenience store people are very helpful when trying to locate things.

Staff: The main grounds keeper ( I forget his name) is extremely nice and goes above and beyond to help you. Please tip him American money because he makes so very little in pesos. The manager of the condo speaks English and will try and offer different kinds of events and attractions to you. But no matter what she says, she will not get you to and from those places. You will have to do that on your own. The condo renter is business professional. Once you make your payment, you really don't hear much from her. Don't get the shuttle service she offers. Its too expensive and the guy she sends is not reliable. It took 5 Mexican strangers phones (my phone was unable to call him) to track him down and with all the money I paid, he was not waiting with a sign inside the airport but outside, across the street from the airport. It wasted almost an hour of my time and I paid to have shuttle service with accurate pick up and departure times. I assure you you can pay a few pesos to get to the condo very easy. So dont get shuttle service from condo owner.

The property:

The property was clean. Beach is clean, pool and pool area is clean. However the master-bed room air conditioning does not work. I have seen this complaint on this property's reviews and nothing has been done about it. The second bedroom has a very strong non-pleasant smell but you will get use to it as the day wears on. But you will smell it again when you leave out and come back into the property. The washer and dryer room is convenient but it gets uncomfortably hot in there so please open window and keep door closed.

Small print:

You will be charged for any amount over the allowed electric allotment. Please use day light and don't run air conditioning all day and night. Turn it off when you leave out for the day. The extra fee, if any, wont be bad. Mine was $25 for the whole stay. Make sure you read the meter upon entering and upon exiting the property so the charges wont be a surprise.

Again, you can't win them all but for the location and the condo itself, all the glitches are worth the inconvenience. I would return again.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, we do appreciate every review we receive and, they always mean a great deal to us. Since it was your first time in Mexico and, using Homeaway, let me clarify a few things to future guests that may be coming for the 1st time as well.. The neighborhood speaks for itself, amazing location in downtown Puerto Vallarta, directly on the beach and you can walk everywhere.. The Staff: So we are clear, this is a privately owned condominium that includes NO staff or extra service, however, we offer it as a convenience to our guests.. The downside can be that people think they are in a hotel and, although, we have some comparable services, please keep in mind that this it is someone's home and not a hotel. The person referred to as the "manager", her name is Berenice and this is another "EXTRA" free service we offer for our guests that have questions, want to book tours, activities, and learn about the best restaurants.. The other "person" that maintains the grounds and will always be there to help you, his name is Jorge. And you can tip both Berenice and Jorge in pesos just give them a lot of pesos:) The Property: Regarding the air conditioning, our "on site" Maintenance was in the condo the same day that we received notice of it needing service. The smell that was being referred to is the smell of the "tropics" and the balmy breeze that blows from the ocean:) We offer shuttle service, as a convenience to our guests and it includes a stop at a major supermarket to stock on groceries on arrival.you can always take a taxi if you wish it, as well.. Make sure your phone is on international mode (so it works:) Regarding the electric YES, it is about 4 times as expensive, as in the US/Canada's electric bill so, when you are not in the condo for any length of time, keep doors closed and turn the AC off. Look Forward to Seeing you in PV : ))
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Detroit, MI
5

Excellent Stay in Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

The property is excellent. Great location in PV. Right on the beach. Has everything you need, very spacious. You can walk everywhere and dont need a car. Excellent Wi Fi, which was a necessity for me. I have zero qualms other than the fact that the beach was rocky...which is not the fault of the condo, but a fact of vacationing in PV (not a great beach generally in the area.)

A 10 minute (at most) walk to the malecon and there are bars and good/cheap places to eat within a stones throw of this place.

I will be back again to stay here I enjoyed it so much, and that is saying something.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Barracuda
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Marina Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Spiaggia

Located on Camarones Beach in downtown Puerto Vallarta, also known as 'Viejo Vallarta,' which is the site of the original fishing village that turned into a world-renowned tourist destination. With cobblestone streets, a pretty town square, and Puerto Vallarta's most famous landmark, the Cathedral Our Lady of Guadalupe, 'El Centro' has a unique charm and character of its own. A mile-long boardwalk known as the 'Malecon' runs along the downtown oceanfront street, Paseo Diaz Ordas, where you will find shops, restaurants, galleries, specialty stores and traditional marketplaces facing the ocean.

This boutique beach front Mexican style building offers a total of eight units. This unit has traditional Mexican finishes and offer Mountain and beach front views. Puerta al Mar also offers elevator service, swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar, direct beach access, covered parking with attendant, and 24 hour security.

Other Activities: Paradise may be considered a state of mind, but when visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, one definitely experiences a real life paradise.

Golf: Marina Vallarta Golf Club Located in Marina Vallarta, 3.6 miles, since most of the fairways are lined with palm trees and guarded by water, a premium is placed on accuracy.

Flamingos Golf Club Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this traditional-style course enjoys the reputation of being the easiest to play because of its wide-open fairways. Phone:

Punta Mita Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Located 40 minutes to the north, there are two 18-hole courses. Pacífico eight picturesque holes bordering the ocean. Hole #3b, called the “Tail of the Whale,” is a 194-yard, par 3 that plays across the ocean to a rocky island green. Bahía has seven oceanfront holes and is a little more challenging than

Mayan Palace Golf Club Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a fun course, though bunkers and water hazards are everywhere. The #14 signature hole is a beautiful 166-yard, par 3 with the ocean on the left and a lake on the right.

El Tigre Golf Club Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a lengthy course protected by traps and water throughout. The mammoth finishing hole is the par 5, 621-yard “Tiger.” Most golfers find it untamable because water runs all the way down the left side and the multi-tiered green is surrounded by sand.

Vista Vallarta This is actually two spectacular golf courses at one location, 5.2 miles, just 10 minutes east of the airport. The Nicklaus course has garnered worldwide recognition since hosting the 2002 EMC World Cup Championship.

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Rates & Availability

Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Apr 17 2017 - Aug 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,330
$4,895
 
 
> > > SUMMER SPECIAL < < <
Aug 14 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,030
$3,790
 
 
★ BEACHFRONT ADVANTAGE ★
Nov 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,165
 
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,665
 
 
★ BEACHFRONT ADVANTAGE ★
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,165
 
 
HOLIDAY WEEKS:)
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$440
$2,900
 
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,795
$6,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $130

Cancellation: 60 days prior to arrival with a $300 cancellation fee.

After I receive the deposit by credit card or check through PayPal. I send you a letter/contract, a copy of which you return. Then after I've received the rent, I send check-in e-mail with instructions and my local recommendations :) Enjoy!!

Also see our OCEANFRONT Villa in Puerto Vallarta (sleeps 12) - HomeAway # 962737

> RATE IS DEPENDENT UPON THE SEASON & SPECIAL EVENTS WILL BE QUOTED PER EVENT <

ALL major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Amex, and Discover) are accepted, as well as checks

Deposit: $300 - This is separate from the rent itself. Your deposit is promptly returned when I receive my keys & cleaning service says everything is in good order

The rent itself is not due until 60 days prior to arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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