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

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

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

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 a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH - DOWNTOWN - NO CAR NEEDED - POOL - WALK EVERYWARE :)
average rating of 4.6875 based on 32 reviews
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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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Map

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

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Colonia 5 de Diciembre, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
9 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$369
A$2,327
A$7,907
 
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
17 Apr 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$259
A$1,724
A$6,345
 
 
> > > SUMMER SPECIAL < < <
14 Aug 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$201
A$1,335
A$4,913
 
 
★ BEACHFRONT ADVANTAGE ★
7 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$227
A$1,510
 
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
18 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$324
A$2,158
 
 
★ BEACHFRONT ADVANTAGE ★
28 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$227
A$1,510
 
 
HOLIDAY WEEKS:)
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$570
A$3,759
 
 
Downtown Oceanfront Rates :)
8 Jan 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$356
A$2,262
A$7,713
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning A$169

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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Colonia 5 de Diciembre, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • City Centre
  • 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
  • soap
  • 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 enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Sleep Sofa - 1 double bed
Entertainment:
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • deck 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 rentals available
  • 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
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • 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