Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Beach Front and Pool, Romantic Ambiance

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Brick and arches Old World charm, great location, stairs go to the beach

For the price of a hotel room, you can relax in an ocean-paradise vacation condo with its unique architecture, just steps down to the beach on the edge of Old Town Puerto Vallarta. No need to rent a car. The condominium is conveniently located close to all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Book today to enjoy our spacious 1600 sq ft of condo and our terrace with pool. 'The pictures don't do it justice!' is a frequent comment. Stay with us. You won't be disappointed.


Owner
Karen
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2018

About Karen

We, Karen and Jim, have lived just outside of Seattle for over 40 years. Because we are both still working, we can visit Casa Campanitas only twice a year and did not want to waste our pearl by the sea, so we decided to share its amazing ambiance and location when we are not able to be there.

Karen purchased this condo in 1996

Why Karen chose Amapas

Over 20 years renting with glowing reports back....including multiple exclamations of 'the pictures don't do it justice!' We fell in love with Casa Campanitas the minute we walked in the door when looking for a vacation property in 1996 ...the charm of the Old World Architecture, and the location were unbeatable, a combination we saw in no other properties. Every time we stay, it is better than I remember, even after all these years.

What makes this condo unique

This condo is a true find. It has three bedrooms, a great location at the beach and a pool on the terrace level right out your door, open-air rooms with the brick and arches Old World Charm– ambiance that is becoming a rarity as high-rises and modern condos and hotels take over. Casa Campanitas is definitely a marvelously unique experience.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Amapas, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.25
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom and third bedroom have king sized beds, Double Beds (1) Second bedroom has a double bed and optional air conditioning, Twin or Single Beds (1) Third bedroom has a twin bed (as well as the king sized one)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Immediate beach access down the stairs. An easy 5 minute walk to Old Town, so a rental car is generally unnecessary.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

77% Complete
16% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beach Front and Pool, Romantic Ambiance
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
5

Sometimes a little noisy from Blue chairs but only if you go to bed early

  • 5 of 5

Hortensia and Umberto keep place spotless and well stocked with bottled water and soap etc. Would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz and Stu, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope you will stay with us again the next time you are traveling to Puerto Vallarta.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful place. Enjoyed our stay 🙏

  • 5 of 5

Great place n location, loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
3

Like sleeping outdoors

  • 3 of 5

First off, the point of this review is not to slam the property, which does have its charms; instead I am submitting facts that I wished I had known before booking. This is an odd property, in that there are no glass or screens over the very large window openings. This means that, during the day and into the evening there is no escape from the loud music at the beach clubs. Also, it was unnerving for me to be in my bedroom at siesta time, and having people right outside my glass-less window at the complex's pool. When I travel, I like to take in all the sights and sounds of the locale, but I also like to escape that when it is time to rest, and that was not especially possible here.

I realize that this is an older building, and do not expect soundproof windows like at a modern resort, but windows to keep out the noise would be nice. (As this is Puerto Vallarta, there was also a lot of construction noise.) Windows would have also kept out the aggressive mosquitoes that bit us (one of us had about 20 bites while sleeping), as well as the bat that flew through the master bedroom.

Although there is a partial view of the beach, it appears that most of the original view is now blocked by a building between this one and the beach.

Speaking of the beach, although the VRBO listing mentions the steps down to the beach from the condo, when I walked down those steps, I discovered that they end not on the beach, but in a perilous 20-foot drop--vandals destroyed the last steps months ago, and you CANNOT get to the beach in the manner described. There seem to be no plans to replace those steps, so you have to walk a bit out of the way to get to a different set of steps down. The listing should be updated.

The beds were comfortable, and the property was very spacious. However, to get to the two back bedrooms, one must walk through the master bedroom or exit the condo, then enter the very back bedroom from the pool terrace. The master bedroom has no real privacy from the living area, just thin curtains.

If you stay here, bring earplugs and bug spray.

  • Review Submitted: 18/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Boston, MA
5

Beautiful stay in PV

  • 5 of 5

This spring, my two friends and I stayed in Karen's beautiful PV home for a winter getaway. The condo looks right out onto the blue ocean, and the sunsets from the porch are beautiful. Lot of room, and an easy walk down to the beach. I love to swim, and it's a perfect place to do some swimming. (And you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves in the distance!)

There are so many shops, restaurants and things to do in the area. We loved our at stay in PV, and would definitely recommend this condo to anyone looking for a centrally-located, spacious and well-appointed rental. Thanks, Karen!

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Audrey, et al, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and took the time and effort to write a review. That is VERY appreciated. We hope to "see" you again! Saludos y gracias, Karen & Jim
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Casa Campanitas Condo - Romantic Zone

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 16 nights and had a wonderful vacation. The condo is nicely furnished and we enjoyed the indoor/outdoor concept. As this unit is the only one located on the same floor as the pool and patio it felt like we had our own private pool. You can hear the waves crashing at night which was fantastic. The housekeeper was very good and they provide free bottle water which was a nice surprise. If you want to cook - the kitchen is fully stocked.

Now there are stairs that you need to deal with so you must be able to walk with no issues. It's not bad - but there are stairs. We loved that you simply needed to walk down the stairs and you were on the beach in less than a minute. Downtown is only ten minutes away. Nice, safe walk. I would highly recommend this location as long as you can walk stairs.

  • Review Submitted: 20/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate your feedback. Since 2014 there has been significant construction in our fairly isolated area with major changes as building has gone on around us. The former isolation has changed so the reviews from 2014 and before are not representative of the area today, like yours is. Yes, we do have stairs...they keep us young, but we also "cheat" at times by walking down to the beach and town and return by walking up the street and down to the condo entrance. :-) We are so glad you love the same things about Casa Campanitas that we do...we are like-spirits. Muchas gracias for taking the time to let us know.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Cleveland, OH
5

December get away

  • 5 of 5

What a great location. Waking up to the ocean in front of you. Watching the sunset each night. A few steps down and you're on the beach.. We had happy hour each night in the condo watching the sunset. Then a quick walk into town for dinner. Sleeping with the sounds of the waves was so relaxing! Can't wait to get back again to PV!

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
DĂ­az Ordaz International Airport (PVR)
Nearest Restaurant
3 minutes
Nearest Beach
135 steps
Car: not necessary

Regardless of your desired activity level (or lack of one), Puerto Vallarta has something for you. There is a wide variety of things to do, from sedentary to rugged land and water activities in and around Puerto Vallarta, many begin within a short walking distance of Casa Campanitas.

If you like sightseeing, stroll along the Malecon north to the square for people watching (a true cultural event on Sundays when the whole family comes to town with children dressed to the nines) artwork-painting and outdoor sculptures, visit Puerto Vallarta's most famous church— Our Lady of Guadalupe, take a trolley ride tour of the city or catch one of the tours to Yalapa or Chico's Paradise where you can wade or swim in a spectacular river, or have lunch and watch others as they body surf the pools and eddies. Depending upon the season, there are neighborhood street events and bazaars with great fun, great food and great people watching.

For something requiring less effort, you can relax and have prepare dinner in the fully equipped kitchen and dine as evening turns to night and the lights along the shore are a ruby and diamond necklace outlining the bay. Or dine on the terrace by the pool. Walk down our steps to stroll along the beach. During the day, snorkel, swim, and sunbathe, then order drinks or a meal under restaurant palapas— just minutes away on the beach.

Whether or not you like bird watching or whale watching, you will enjoy seeing dolphins and whales that winter in the bay as they dive and spout, and observe the pelicans diving for fish or flying overhead with terns, green mealy parrots and other avian creatures.

Parasail, rent a fishing boat or take any of a number of specialized cruises and tours - hiking, biking, snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, boating, or kayaking- that begin on our beach or just a few minutes walk north at the pier. Visit the botanical gardens by city bus or cab a bit south of town and plan for a river swim and leisurely lunch as part of your day's outing.

If you want to shop you can do so on the beach. Vendors stroll the area and offer a wide variety of merchandise. For an even greater selection, walk 10-15 minutes or take a taxi to Old Town Puerto Vallarta where restaurants and shops abound.

Plan a romantic evening at the beach watching the Mexico sun go down and enjoying the evening fireworks, make reservations for an ocean sunset dinner cruise on the Marigalante Spanish galleon, or party 'til the wee hours at any of a number of hotels, bars or restaurants like Puerto Vallarta's La Iguana Restaurant where you can participate in an authentic Mexican fiesta.

There are MANY activities and things to do while you are enjoying the warmth and charm of the Mexican people!

Photos

Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$391.14

In accordance with Mexican policy regarding liability insurance, the owner has no liability for accidents, death, injury, etc. Individuals need to have their own insurance to cover any and all incidents that could befall them as a result of their stay in Mexico.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Available
Unavailable