|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
|Living space||1500 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Downtown, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
MY WONDERFUL OCEANFRONT HOME, which I have named HOME OF THE DOLPHINS is directly on the water overlooking the Malecon. It is situated in the middle of Puerto Vallarta 2 blocks from the main plaza, Plaza Principal, and because of that is walking distance to virtually every shop, restaurant and attraction that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Its perfect for parties of up to 4 people, and of course is completely air-conditioned.
*PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR THE RATES AND THE CALENDAR*
THE VIEW IS FABULOUS, looking south all the way down the coast to Cabo Corrientes and north all the way to Punta Mita, the northernmost point of Banderas Bay....Read more
Home Of The Dolphins, Oceanfront Luxury
Puerto Vallarta, Mexican Riviera-Pacific Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Home Of The Dolphins is located directly on the ocean overlooking the Malecon. It is situated in the middle of Puerto Vallarta 2 blocks from the main plaza, Plaza Grande, and because of that is walking distance to virtually every shop, restaurant and attraction that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Its perfect for parties of up to 4 people, and of course is completely air-conditioned.
Location Type Beach, Downtown, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$195 - $500||$195 - $500||$1,365 - $3,500||$5,000 - $9,000||5 nights|
|Apr. 1 2013 - Apr. 30 2013
|May. 1 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
June - October
|Nov. 1 2013 - Nov. 30 2013
|Dec. 1 2013 - Dec. 17 2013
December 1st - 17th
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Dec. 18 2013 - Jan. 4 2014
Christmas/ New Years
|Jan. 4 2014 - Mar. 31 2014
January - March
|All Other Dates||$195||$195||$1,365||$5,000||5 nights|
|View all 8 Rate Periods|
- IVA - 7% of rental - Tax - Government Tax
- Cleaning - $0 / stay - Fee - Cleaning Fee
Additional notes from owner
Regular Holidays: $350/nt (Spring Break Included)
~~~~Cleaning Fee Included. No Security Deposit Required. 5 NIGHT MINIMUM.----
It takes 50% of the rental amount to confirm the booking and the rest is due 60 days prior to your arrival date. I have a wonderful property manager who will greet you at the condo and show you around upon your arrival.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 13, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
St. Catharines, Canada
Beautiful view, great location, comfortable and well maintained
Home of the Dolphins exceeded our expectations. The condo is exactly as shown in the pictures and actually larger than expected. It was extremely clean and had all the amenties; including well functioning high speed wireless. The balcony is spacious and provides a view of the ocean and all the activity along the Malecon. The location was ideal. We were able to walk to a variety of restaurants along the beach and the Malecon, and in the Zona Romantica. There was outdoor Zumba a few minutes away as was the beach and the Mercado Municipal Rio Cuale for souvenier shopping. It was only a few dollars to take a cab to the Mega or Walmart for grocery shopping. The pool area was beautifully maintained and quiet with lots of loungers, tables and chairs. There was a security guard on duty 24 hours a day. We felt instantly at home here.
We did find it a bit noisy on the weekend late into the night but we felt that this was a small trade off for the enjoyment we had from the central location.
John & Ruth
Home of the Dolphins
Our stay at Home of the Dolphins was everything we expected. The Condo is clean & well secured. We chose to keep the all glass doors and windows open at all times to enjoy the sound and the fabulous view of the ocean seen from all rooms of the condo.
This condo is right on the Malecon and at times could become a bit noisy especially at night-closing the glass doors & windows reduced the night life noise. The location of this condo made it perfect for shopping, dining and walking the beach. If you are looking for a swim beach this may not be an ideal location for swimming activities, although people would swim just a little south of the condo, within walking distance. Located on the Malecon enabled us to enjoy the wonderful culture of Puerto Vallarta, shopping, dining and watching the local activities taking place.
Rosa Maria was wonderful and was most willing to help & accommodate at all times. Michelle was always available to answer any questions we had.
This is truly what the pictures & description represent of Home of the Dolphins.
Home of the Dolphins = Amazing!
We had an amazing stay at Home of the Dolphins. The location could not be better. You are steps away from the beach and the rooftop pool/deck is fantastic. The condo is very comfortable and well kept and was perfect for our week stay. We will definitely be back!
A Fellow Traveller
New Hope, PA
The condominium is exactly as pictured with a fantastic balcony overlooking the Malecon and the Pacific. Everything was fresh, clean and well appointed. The property manager, Rosa, was at the building to greet and show us around. She had lots of good information about places to go and things to see.
Located almost exactly between the old town and the new, it was very convenient for everything we wanted to do. We would definitely return to the Home of the Dolphins.
San Diego, CA. Puerto Nuevo, Baja, MX.
The only place to stay while enjoying Puerto Vallarta, period!!!
Review #4996250 "The Best of Vallarta!!!"
The photos don't lie! This place rocks! Nothing was left out of this rental units amenities. It has everything you need to enjoy your stay in Puerto Vallarta. The location is on the famous and newly expanded Malecon, perfectly situated right in the middle of everything. (no car was needed.) The view and terrace alone, make any idle time you happen to find absolutely fulfilling! Comfort, class, and a feeling of security, allowed our party to spend our week with the terrace doors wide open and never closing. (day or night.) I cant imagine anyplace in PV that would have satisfied our vacation needs as well as the the House Of The Dolphins!! Rosa Marie, was a great on site source of information and advice anytime we needed anything. We have already booked the same weeks for next year!! You'll love the place, as we all did. Jim & Marcella, and the girls. San Diego, Ca.
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Richmond, BC Canada
Home of The Dolphins
What a great way to start a new year! 10 days at this lovely condo in Puerto Vallarta.
This was our second stay at the "Home of the Dolphins" and we were not disappointed. The condo itself is beautiful, spacious and fully equiped. We love being able to fully open the glass doors from the living room and master bedroom to the terrace. The cross breaze that this creates means that the air conditioning is not required in the unit.
The location of this condo is perfect. You can relax on the terrace and whale/dolphin watch, people watch as well as listen to the sounds of Puerto Vallarta right on your doorstep. Most activities are only a short walk away but taxi's and busses are always available outside the door. If you do have a car, there is underground parking - gated and secure.
Rosa Maria, the property manager is fantastic. She is always available to assist you if required.
We have enjoyed both our vacations in this condo and would not hesitate to stay there again.
Response from MICHEL RUBINI - 03/12/2012
Your wonderful review is most appreciated. I always want my guests to have the best time possible and it certainly sounds like you did. I will look forward to having you and yours return anytime with much pleasure. Thank you so very much.
Superb accomodation & Superb Location
After making a rather last-minute decision to fly to PV for the week, it was a great stroke of luck to find this beautifully appointed condo in the heart of the city. Michel, the owner, was very responsive and provided clear and complete communication. We were met upon arrival and given all the pertinent information about the condo and its amenities, which included free phone usage for both local and state-side calls, as well as wireless internet -- a very nice amenity! Everything was spotless and as the photos show, there are views from every room. The newly refreshed Malecon is just steps away, bustling with shops, restaurants, street entertainers and vendors; and of course, the adjacent beach beckons to those who want to stretch out with a good book to enjoy the sunshine and surf. Part way through the week, Michel was in touch again, just to make sure all was going well; had there been any concerns (which there were not), I have no doubt that his on-site manager, Rosa, would have been there promptly to assist us. Most certainly, we highly recommend Home of the Dolphins
Edmonton AB, Canada
Together with our adult son, my husband and I stayed at the Home of The Dolphins from October 29 to November 5, 2011. We had gone to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate a special occasion, so it was very important to us to stay in a beautiful place in a good location.
After much searching and deliberation, we chose Michel's condo. When we walked into it, we all stopped in our tracks and said, "Wow!". It was exactly like the posted pictures! The Mexican style decor; the 180 degree view of the Bay of Banderas; the proximity to points of interest, dining, and shopping were all superb as promised. The birds that came to the birdbath on the beautiful balcony were an unexpected delight. Michel is a prompt and gracious host. His site manager, Rosa, is helpful and thoughtful.
Home of The Dolphins was the perfect place to be for our special celebration. We returned home with many wonderful memories and a firm resolve to return as soon as possible.
Home of the Dolphins
Location Location Location. What a wonderful place to stay. The Home of the Dolphins was everything we had hoped for and more.
The sunsets were fantastic, the Malecon (Boardwalk) is simply amazing with the design in the boardwalk itself as well as the sculptures along it; the activity we watched from our balcony, and the comfort of the condo, all came together to make it a wonderful vacation. The locals were welcoming and friendly and the close proximity of the condo to restaurants and "Old Town" as well as the Malecon made our stay relaxing and entertaining.
We certainly hope to return
John and Marilyn
Our Puerta Vallarta stay at Home of the Dolphins was perfect. It's right in the middle of everything, with a balcony and view to die for. It was difficult not to linger over another cup of coffee in the morning on that balcony-cloudwatching as seabirds soared past and funny black birds came for a dip in the fountain. Afternoon sunsets were spectacular. And at night, there's people watching on the Malecon. The apartment was comfortable and beautifully designed by it's owner, Michelle Rubini and managed by Rosa, a phone call away-both warm and hospitable. It was very quiet (except, that is, for the sound of the ocean at night) yet right out the door you're at the beach, restaurants, clubs and local markets. When not beachcombing, we hung out at the little bistro downstairs right on the bay. We had a marvelous time.
"A beautiful week in PV!"
What a lovely week in this beautiful home. We were right in the middle of all of "the action" PV style but also felt we could relax in this peaceful home. We really appreciated Rosa's assistance too, any time we needed it. There is so much this city has to offer. One very special day we were able to spend where we left from the port in the morning in a speed boat across Banderas Bay landing on a picturesque remote beach across the bay; we then boarded 4-wheel drive vehicles and headed into the Sierra Madres. We arrived at our destination to then get on mules and go further into the mountains where we spent the next couple of hours zip lining through the canopy, rappelling waterfalls and hiking through the jungle. It was a beautiful and amazing day with a great group of people and an excellent adventure company called Vallarta adventures!!! Thanks Michel. We will be back!!!"
Location cannot be beat. It is right on the Malecon with a million dollar view. Doplhins swam by every day and the "pirate ship" shot fireworks right out front at dusk every day we were there.
It's truly a luxury accomodation. The balcony was the highlight. There is secure indoor parking as well as security at the door.
Can't say enough nice thing about the condo, thanks Michel. I hope to be back.
My friends and I had a wonderful stay. Condo is exactly as pictured. Beautiful! Right on the Malecon. Convenient to everything. And Maria Rosa, Michel's on site manager,
is fabulous. She was there for our every need. Can't wait to return. I would definitely recommend this condo. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Puerto Vallarta
Great Location and Place!
I recently took a trip to Puerto Vallarta and we stayed in the Home of The Dolphins condo. This is a great place to stay for those who want to see the beach/sights and be in the center of it all. The condo is very secure and you feel very safe being in a gated condo. You are within walking distance of a Starbucks and many many great places to eat and shop! You are only a short cab ride away from the maritime terminal where there are many great adventure cruises. The condo itself had many great amenities including internet and tv as well as a full kitchen with a great outdoor patio with fabulous views of the water. I will visit and stay here again as the location was fantastic, views were incredible and there was a great roof top pool for your convenience inside the condo. I recommend this place to anyone who is looking to visit and stay in a convenient, safe, and fabulous location!
The Fabulous "Home of The Dolphins"
Prior rentals of my 20 other visits to PV cannot match the "Home of The
Dolphins" for ocean front view and central location to restaurants and
shopping. Infinite attetion to detail is the watchword for the tasteful
interior design and furnishings. No amenity and convenience has been
overlooked by gracious landlord/owner, Michel. This is a one-of-a-kind
rental; so enjoy if you are fortunate enouh to reserve the dates you
desire. I will be a satisfied repeat guest in he near future.
"You're Gonna Be Happy With This One!!!"
"My granddaughter and I spent 4 wonderful nights in Michel's Home of the Dolphins. This home is exactly as pictured -- believe me you will not be disappointed in any way. Sleeping with all the glass panels opened to listen to the surf, having Rosa arrange massages on our balcony, using the pool and you were the only ones in the complex using it, being able to walk everywhere for marvelous dinners were some of the things that we enjoyed. Did I forget to mention shopping -- girl things you know.
Go and make your own memories and you will be planning on next years visit like everyone else who has ever stayed there."
Response from MICHEL RUBINI - 03/12/2012
I am so glad you had a good time while visiting my humble home. This is what I always hope for, happy guests!! Thank you so much! Your host, Michel Rubini