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Paulette Zdanow

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish

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

29 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paulette Zdanow (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Reviews

4.7
based on 29 traveler reviews

DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - DOWNTOWN - NO CAR NEEDED - POOL - WALK EVERYWARE :)
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews
Las Vegas, NV
5

Great stay and amazing staff

  • 5 of 5

The condo was exactly how it appeared on home away. The owner was easy to work with and the staff was amazing! Everyone went out of their way to ensure we had a great vacation.

Condo is in a great location, easy to walk everywhere and also grab a taxi or bus to the marina or other areas. The beach in front of the condo was probably the best beach in the area.

I would highly recommend this condo to anyone wanting to experience Puerto Vallarta with a local flair versus the bigger properties North of town.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great holiday - wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I spend my holiday 12 days together with a colleague, ans it was the best holiday ever! Before the arrival, we got all the informations we needed from Paulette - she was very helpful with everything, which means that we have no problems at all with the arrival, during the holiday, our leaving etc.

We arrived around midnight after a long journey from Denmark, and there was food and wine in the refrigerator - it was exactly what we needed and are so thankful.

The apartment was clean and well maintained and we have nothing to complain!

During the holiday the employees in the building helped with everything we needed, and the were very sweet and friendly.

You can´t find a better place for at great holiday - you´re directly on the beach - you don´t need a car - you can walk to everything. You are close to downtown and near the Malécon, and we enjoyed our walkings here in the evenings.

We loved the Tapas restaurant "Barcelona", which is very close to the apartment, and we loved the cuban restaurant at the Malécon, also close to the apartment.

Mostly we relaxed at the beach or at the pool, but we took a trip to "Botanical Garden" - it was very nice and it was easy and cheap to get there with a bus.

It´s not the last time I spend my holiday in the building and I can really recommend a holiday here to others.

Lasse, from Denmark

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Georgeous Property

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property & the location was second to none. An easy walk to the Malacon & Restaurants.

Staff was most helpful.

Would definitely recommend this property & it was exactly as shown in the pictures.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice comments . We hope to see you again soon last Puerta al Mar.
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Toronto, ON, Canada
4

Nice condo in a good location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this condo for 3 days just before Christmas 2015, and all in all it was a very good experience.

I found the owner extremely responsive and helpful to deal with.

The unit was clean and in good shape. It is right on the beach (with a great view), and we loved going to sleep in the master bedroom with the windows open, listening to the sound of the waves. One caveat is that the smaller 2nd bedroom faces the back street, and every night you could hear (but only in that room) loud music from a nearby restaurant. Our kids had to sleep with earplugs in that room.

I think the condo is actually in a great location. The beach right in front is nice and quiet without huge crowds of people on it. However it is only about a 5 minute walk from the North end of Malecon, and a fairly leisurely 20 minute walk to the Playa de Los Muertos beside the Romantic Zone. Both of those areas are somewhat packed, so it was nice to go for a walk to eat or do some people watching, and then come back to the peace of the condo. There is a supermarket 5 minutes away, as well as a number of other stores, and within 2-20 minutes walk there are many dozens of restaurants available. We ate breakfast in the condo in the morning, and then picked a different restaurant each day for lunch and dinner, from TripAdvisor.

Definitely a great base for a stay in central Puerto Vallarta, and as the listing says, there is no need for a car.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington State
5

Beautiful condo, great location, amazing staff!!!

  • 5 of 5

My 24-year-old son, 33-year-old step-daughter and I went along with my husband to celebrate his 60th birthday in PV. We were all very happy with the condo when we arrived. The living room appears a bit larger in the photos but we didn't spend much time there anyway so it didn't matter.

The staff is great and very welcoming. We arranged for their shuttle to pick us up at the airport which was great. They stop at the Walmart on the way so you can do some grocery shopping. Jorge also helped us carry our groceries and suitcases up to the condo when we arrived.

Both bedrooms have a little deck, which I didn't realize. The ocean is LITERALLY RIGHT THERE! The staff will put chairs out on the sand for you if you would like and will bring them in at the end of the day. The pool is clean and well-maintained as is the condo. My only issue was that the beds are VERY hard, so if you have a sensitive back like me that can be a bit problematic, but I just folded up the comforter and blankets and put them under me.

As indicated, you can walk to downtown and the malecon. The Lady of Guadalupe Parish is right there as well and worth a visit. We enjoyed a number of restaurants within walking distance, especially No Way Jose! If you don't feel like walking it's less than $5 to get to downtown for 4 people, well worth it.

The owner was awesome! She even surprised us with a birthday cake for my husband on his birthday while we were there. Berenice, who runs the condo, and her team were just awesome! She even helped us take the bus to Mismaloya one day on her own time.

Not only would I highly recommend this place, my family and I all plan to return as soon as we can...hopefully in 2016.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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4

Excellent location and very accommodating staff

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely wonderful visit. Condo is so close to the water that I listened all night to the crashing waves. The listing description was accurate, property very well maintained and clean.

Perfect location for restaurants, shopping or just strolling the Melecon. The beach was not overly populated and the sandy beach was cleaned every morning.

Management and staff were very gracious and accommodating. Could not have expected better customer service. Have always stayed in the romantic area but this area is better if you want less noise. Will return.........

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Malecón
"Walk only five blocks from the to discover and enjoy the beautiful boardwalk"
Cafedesartistes
"One of the jewels of Old Town, I recommend eating outdoors in the beautiful gardens"
Barcelona Tapas
"A great Spanish Restaurant that I highly recommend. It is located on the third floor of the ..."
Art Walks Downtown
"Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and p..."
River Cafe
Angel of Hope Statue
Archie's Wok
"Fabulous Thai Fusion Food "
Playa Camarones
"The nicest and the only certified beach in Puerto Vallarta"
Cilantro's
"Cilantro’s is an upscale Mexican restaurant with the usual dishes, very nicely done. It is l..."
El Barracuda
"El Barracuda is a small restaurant located in the heart of PLAYA CAMARONES, the only Certifi..."
Gold's Gym Puerto Vallarta
"Gold's Gym, the world’s largest gym chain, has been operating in Puerto Vallarta for 10 year..."
Marina Vallarta Club de Golf
"Located in the heart of Marina Vallarta and accessible to hotels, downtown Puerto Vallarta a..."
La Bodeguita del Medio
"This authentic Cuban restaurant and bar is known for its casual energy, terrific live Cuban ..."
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
"Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport is an international airport located at P..."
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

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Apr 4 2016 - Aug 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,330
$4,895
 
 
> > > SUMMER SPECIAL < < <
Aug 15 2016 - Nov 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,035
$3,700
 
 
★ BEACHFRONT ADVANTAGE ★
Nov 8 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,165
$3,960
 
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
★ BEACHFRONT ADVANTAGE ★
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 
 
HOLIDAY WEEKS:)
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$440
$2,900
 
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,795
$6,100
 

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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Amenities

Puerto Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
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
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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