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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS, OCEANFRONT LUXURY IN THE CITY CENTER OF VALLARTA!!
Vacation Rental Description
HOME OF THE DOLPHINS (Casa de los Delfines) is
situated directly on the ocean overlooking the Malecon
in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Located just 2 blocks
from the main plaza, it is within walking distance to
virtuallyevery shop, restaurant and attraction that
Puerto Vallarta has to offer. It is perfect for parties of
up to 4 people, and is completely air-conditioned.
THE DOLPHINS DELIGHT in swimming directly in front
of my terraza every day (hence the name "Home of the
Dolphins"). The view from the terraza is fabulous - to
the south you can see all the way down the coast to
Cabo Corrientes, and to the north you can see the
northernmost point of Banderas Bay, Punta Mita. Early
every morning you can watch the local oyster divers
collecting their day's catch on the reef that lies in the
crystal blue waters in front of my home. The
abundance of sea life in Banderas Bay also provides
great snorkeling and swimming in this area.
THE MAIN TERRACE is the perfect place to spend
mornings drinking coffee while watching the oyster
divers work, while overhead the seabirds hunt for their
morning meal. In the evenings, the splashing of the
koi carp in my colorful waterfall fountain will add to
your delight as you enjoy Puerto Vallarta's truly
amazing sunsets while sitting around the handmade
dining table on the covered balcony with its 180
degree view of the bay. From here you can also
see the Spanish galleon "Marigalante", which passes
about 500 feet away from the balcony and puts on a
fantastic fireworks display almost every night.
BOTH BEDROOMS have incredible ocean views and
cable TV/DVD. The first master bedroom has a king-
size bed, and the second master bedroom has a
queen size bed. Both master bedrooms have private
luxurious baths, which are custom designed in
handcrafted marble. The kitchen is also a delight,
with filtered water, custom granite countertops,
handmade hardwood cabinetry, and a 6 burner gas
stove. Of course there is also a dishwasher, large side
by side refrigerator and all the other amenities you
would find in any fine kitchen.
IN SUITE CHEF
For those of you who do not want to cook, we are very
fortunate to have a wonderful In Suite Personalized
Chef, Azaria Samuel, for a special event, or just a
small dinner because you are on holidays and just do
not want to cook or shop. He has his own catering
company, and he does incredible things with food.
Also, he can shop for you, cater a simple meal for 2
for that special occasion, or cook for your entire
vacation. He can even cook ahead and have meals in
the freezer or fridge for when you arrive, or cater a
cocktail party, whatever you need. Visit his website
anytime at: www.sinfulrogue.com
THE SWIMMING POOL is located on the roof of the
building and the views are incredible, so just walk out
the front door, take the elevator or the stairs and in
20 seconds you will be standing next to the pool, and
the water is always warm and the chaise lounges are
just waiting for you..
Parking Is Secured under the building, as my condo
has the only underground parking in the city center,
and the building has 24-hour security personnel to
*******ALL YOU HAVE TO DO*******
*******IS BRING YOUR SMILE*******
*****AND A SWIMSUIT TO HAVE*****
*********A GREAT TIME!**********
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Vacation Rental Rates Information (USD)Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Daily Rates from $200 to $550
Weekly Rates from $1,400 to $3,500
Additional Rate InformationPlease add 9.5% tax to the above rates. There are no other charges whatsoever.
Nearest airport: PVR at 4 Miles
Nearest beach: Directly In Front Of The Condo!
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Other AvailabilityFabulous Year Round Puerto Vallarta Vacation Rental Home
Other Unlisted AmenitiesComplimentary DSL Wireless Internet access. English speaking Managers and staff. We
also have Free Long Distance phone service, so you can call home as much as you like
with comfort and ease. We Also Have One of the best restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta
located on the ground floor of our building facing the beach on the new Malecon. Its name
is Vitea, and you will be delighted when you have your lunch or dinner there. It is truly a 4
star restaurant and believe me, their Margaritas are the Best In Town. Also, the Custom
designed kitchen is also a delight, with UV Filtered water, Hand hewn granite countertops,
Handmade hardwood cabinetry, and a 6 Burner gas stove. Of course there is also a
Dishwasher, Large side by side
refrigerator and all the other amenities you would find in any fine kitchen. The bedrooms
have 1 king and 1 queen bed. Directly on the ocean overlooking the Malecon and its
situated in the middle of Puerto Vallarta and just 2 blocks from the main plaza.
Both Bedrooms Have Oceanfront Views,: and the sunsets are truly amazing. If you are like
me, you will spend both mornings on my main terrace, drinking your coffee and eating your
breakfast watching the divers work and seeing the various seabirds hunt for their morning
meal, and your evenings eating dinner at my handmade dining table which is situated
on the covered balcony. The colorful waterfall fountain with its koi carp on my balcony can
only accent the delight you will experience while taking in the 180 degree view of the
ocean and coastline from one end of the bay to the other. Hand-hewn granite counter tops
accent the custom designed kitchen, which is complete and has all the amenities to make
preparation of meals a delight. Microwave, blender, coffee maker are all there, and various
spices are always on hand. The swimming pool is located on the roof of the building, just
one floor above me, and the water is always warm and the view is unforgettable.
Both bedrooms have their own separate hand crafted marble bathroom. The master
bedroom has a king-size bed, and the second bedroom has a queen size bed. Both
bedrooms have cable TV/DVD. The stereo CD player is located in the living room. Parking
is secured under the building, as my condo has the only underground parking in the city
center, and the building has 24 hour security personnel to serve you. We also have Free
Long Distance Telephone, Hi Speed Internet DSL with the wireless option, so just bring
your laptop and plug in or connect through your wireless connection and you are ready to
go surf the Internet or call home at no charge anytime of the day or night.
We Also Have One of the best restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta located on the ground
floor of our building facing the beach on the new Malecon. Its name is Vitea, and you will
be delighted when you have your lunch or dinner there. It is truly a 4 star restaurant and
believe me, their Margaritas are the Best In Town.
Golf: Private Yoga Classes: For those of you who feel like relaxing and stretching a bit, we
have a a fine, certified Hatha Yoga Teacher that is available in the privacy of the condo.
Just give her a call 24 hrs. in advance and she will sooth your body and mind.*************
In Suite Chef: We also have a wonderful in suite chef will be available for you if you would
like to use him during your stay. You can contact him either before you arrive or after you
Property ActivitiesVIRTUALLY EVERY WATER SPORT is available for you here in Puerto Vallarta. Also, there
are horseback rides that take you back into the jungle where you will see waterfalls and
flocks of parrots flying overhead. Golf is a major attraction here with several world class
courses. You can also swim with the dolphins, race mini cars and visit the local water park
'Splash,' where the kids will have a great time. There are concerts every night by local artists
in the main plaza, flea markets galore and special events where the local people from areas
outside of Puerto Vallarta bring their local food and wares for you to taste and buy. There are
numerous fabulous nightclubs and discos that are open until 4 in
the morning, so you can dance the night away every night - and never go to the same place
WE ALSO HAVE ONE of the best restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta located on the ground
floor of our building facing the beach on the new Malecon. Its name is VITEA, and you will be
delighted when you have your lunch or dinner there. It is truly a 4 star restaurant and believe
me, their Margaritas are the BEST in town!
TestimonialsA Little Glimpse of Heaven
Nipomo4 Nipomo, California United States
Review Submitted: June 15, 2011 Date of Stay: June 2011
We had a wonderful time in Puerto Vallarta and really enjoyed Home Of The Dolphins. I spent many hours looking for the right place to stay on our vacation and I believe we could not have made a better choice. The home touches on everything you would want; it offers wide open space with tremendous open air flow to the terrace that offers spectacular beachfront views of the bay. We essentially lived on the terrace. The facility was quiet, very clean and well kept. The roof top pool was gorgeous with amazing views and beautiful landscaping and was often vacant providing for a peaceful time of sun bathing and soaking in the pool and views. We always felt safe and appreciated the full time security. The location of the complex away from traffic allowed us to enjoy being lulled asleep at night by the waves breaking on shore; while, in contrast the evenings were full of people-watching and vendor activity on the boardwalk right below our terrace with bustling activity and family entertainment in Los Arcos and the town square located a couple of easy-walking minutes way. It doesn’t get any better. And and much thanks to Rosa who was a great host and made us feel at home. She was waiting for us when we arrived, showed us all we needed to know in the home, walked us around the complex and left us contacts and information for services ranging from taxis to tours. She checked up on us periodically and the maid service, which was thorough. We contacted one of the services to return us to the airport and my wife left her purse in the car. After about ten frantic minutes in the terminal, Alonso the driver drove up and returned the purse. You can imagine how relieved we were. It says much about the people. Thank you Alonso. We were blessed and enjoyed the best vacation we have had on this trip to beautiful Puerto Vallarta.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
First low season trip to PV
Robin and Bobby Austin, Texas
Review Submitted: July 7, 2011 Date of Stay: June 2011
This was our third trip to PV in 2 years, first in June, the last two in March. If you like to people watch and do so while relaxing, the veranda at Home of the Dolphins is perfect. We spent 50% of our vacation doing just that. Can't even imagine what that would be like during whale season in March. This location is perfectly located between the Romantica Zone which caters to many wonderful restaurants and and a more laid back atmosphere and the Hotel Zone which has many good restaurants, bars, and nightlife. We always rent a car for our out of town excursions and found the 24 hour security guarded underground parking a plus. Very safe area. The condominiums amenities were just as expected and advertised and dealing with Michel and Rosa(property manager) was a dream. We'll be back again next year and highly recommend Michels place. Thanks for the great time and wonderful experience. Hasta luego.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
What A Condo
Doug & Patty East Wenatchee, WA. USA
Review Submitted: June 9, 2011 Date of Stay: May 2011
""The first 2 weeks of May we spent 2 wonderful weeks in this glorious condo. When it says right on the Malecon that is what it means.
Mornings were spent drinking coffee on the patio watching the cruise ships come in. Evenings brought the spectacular sunsets over the ocean....right from our private patio.
The condo is very clean and well maintained. The property manager was extremely helpful and took great strides in helping us whenever she could.
With this condo, you have free phone calls to the US any time day and night as well as a phone number that you can be reached at. This proved very helpful because we had an emergency while were gone and it was a lifesaver for us as our cell phone would have been quite expensive.
Being right down town was so fun because we walked everywhere and the cost of taxis was minimal. The buses stop very close and are inexpensive and fun to ride. The shopping was great and we felt safe at all times.
The condo has locked gates with a security guard on duty 24/7.
I recommend this condo.
We were married on the beach while we were there and are hoping maybe we could make this a yearly honeymoon trip in this condo.
Patty & Doug of East Wenatchee, Wa.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Home of the Dolphins
PVJOHN Norristown, PA
Review Submitted: May 6, 2011 Date of Stay: February 2011
This past February my wife and two friends spent a week at the Home of the Dolphins condo in Puerto Vallarta, our favorite winter destination. This was our eighth trip to beautiful PV, but our first staying in town (Centro). Previously we had stayed in Conchas Chinas or Amapas.
We absolutely loved being right on the Malecon where we could walk to all of our favorite restaurants, shops and the town square.
As to our Condo we could not have been more pleased. It was light and airy, perfect with the view of the Bay of Bandaras just outside the wrap around floor to ceiling windows. It had every convenience we needed--kitchen appliances, TV, and free phone internet service back home and much more. The four of us particularly enjoyed the pool, just one flight above our Condo, with plenty of lounges and umbrellas.
We look forward to a return trip to this beautiful city and especially to the fantastic setting of the Home of the Dolphins.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Holiday Hunter Vancouver
Review Submitted: May 5, 2011 Date of Stay: March 2011
Glorious days – romantic sunsets and unforgettable adventures… that’s how I would describe our holiday in PV at Home of the Dolphins.
We started each morning with a quite walk around the sleepy streets of PV returning to Home of the Dolphins with freshly baked croissants, to drink coffee, sit on the balcony, watch the town come to life and plan the rest of our day.
One morning – very early - after a very late night at Amigos – we went fishing. As we motored our way to the “best place for fish” according to Francisco – our fisher guide – we found ourselves bobbing along with a school of hundreds of dolphins. An experience that still has me speechless.
Another morning we watched as a Momma whale and her baby worked their way effortlessly across the bay… magical indeed.
We had an “up close and personal” experience with the locals during “Holy Week” a national holiday – when everyone comes to PV for the weekend… note to self… next time – we may want to come after the festivities are all done.
The location of Home of the Dolphins was perfect – close to the best restaurants, great shopping, bustling beaches and an easy walk to where ever we choose to wander.
So from fishing to zipping across the treetops – to martinis on the balcony – I’ll be telling the stories of this holiday for a long time.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Stephen E Burlington, Ontario, Canada
HOME OF THE DOLPHINS
Review Submitted: April 6, 2011 Date of Stay: April 2011
This was our second trip to Puerto Vallarta, but our first right in the heart of the city. We are a family of four with two boys, 12 & 8. This was a great way to experience Vallarta right above the Malecon amidst the sounds of the crowds and the surf rolling the rounded rocks on the shore. Our only disappointment...we didn't see any dolphins. But this was more than made up for by the appearance in the bay by whales! A pod of 8 to 10 whales made their way very close (400 to 600 yards) to shore. The view from the rooftop pool area was breathtaking as we watched these magnificent animals spout and show their full backs & flukes for close to an hour. We were close (walking distance) to everything. Casual dining on the beach including drinks and tips for 400 pesos. Name brand restaurants (Dominos, Bubba Gump, & Hard Rock) for when the kids were tex-mexed-out plus some great higher end dining. Must dos: Pipis (Crazy Mexican), Burros (on the beach), Marazul (overlooking the beach and the parasailers), Blue Shrimp (finer dining), La Dolce Vita (best pizza), and Paradise Burger (Amazing Burgers cooked to order). And while I'm talking about food you must try the vendors right in front of the villa. We had a great meal of grilled corn, tostitas, fresh fruit, and incredible crepas. We are a tennis playing family. The Canto del Sol Villa Vallarta Hotel & Tennis resort is a 5 minute (60 pesos, $5) cab ride away. They have 4 true clay courts (outdoor) and 4 covered hard courts. Rates are reasonable at 150 pesos/hour (approx $13.50 US or Cdn). Instruction is available for 190 pesos/hour. If you've never played clay before, this is a real treat. We did the Marigalante daytime pirate adventure and watched the ship's fireworks in front of the villa every night. The zip-lining at Los Veranos was amazing...and yes our 8-year old did it all including the 700' high line that ran for 400 m. Walk 12-minutes to Los Muertos Pier and catch the water taxi to Yelapa (Best Beach). The villa was exactly as promised. In fact, we took pictures and they match almost exactly what you see on the website. The kitchen is well equipped. We prepared our own breakfast every morning and ate out for lunch and dinner, but you could prepare and enjoy all your meals ensuite. Full grocery shopping (Gutierrez Rizo) is less than a 10-mnute walk away.
Review Submitted: April 6, 2011 Date of Stay: February 2011
Lourine & John Robinson , Philadelphia,Pa.
WOW! Home of the Dolphins is just spectacular, from the moment you enter the door. The views and the condo are awesome. We were very happy and comfortable there I hated to go home. The gourmet kitchen is perfect for preparing dinner to dine at the best table in P.V. on our on private balcony with the gorgeous view. The people we met at the condo were very friendly and helpful. Thanks Michel, we can't wait to return.