Puerto Vallarta, Zona Romantica Ideally Located 2BR/2BA Condo
- English, French, Spanish
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Our 2 bedroom condo
The owners/managers of the condo were very pleasant and did their best to help us enjoy our 7 week stay in their property. However, the condo itself was cluttered with "junk" - empty boxes, old food containers etc. The toilet leaked puddles on the floor And was fixed the day after we reported. Both bathroom faucets leaked and, because we did not complain about them, were never fixed. The kitchen sink leaked and took 5 visits from the plumber before it was rectified. The owners took us out to dinner to apologize for the inconvenience. The furniture was uncomfortable, although that was expected as it was shown on the website. Kitchen equipment wa obsolete, as was crockery and cutlery. The king size bed was in fact two single mattresses, with bed linen that has to have been 20 years old. The saving grace for the apartment was its' excellent location in a very nice complex with a balcony that overlooked the magnificent grounds.
Great location in Old Vallarta
Great location in heart of old Vallarta. Selva Romantica is a great condo complex with beautiful grounds and pool! Our 2 bedroom unit was spacious and our hosts were lovely. The unit needs to update its furniture. In the living room, the small chairs and sofa were not comfortable and the blinds did not close. The beds in both bedrooms were hard and bedding needs to be updated. The unit was clean and tidy, just needs an update. Our kitchen sink was leaking and minor repairs did not stop the leak. Owners/hosts were very welcoming and were gracious hosts.
Reply to Lisa Mandziak:
Thank you for your positive review! Our condo is furnished on a traditional Mexican theme, with rattan furniture, traditional fixtures, decorations and original artwork - all keeping in style with our beautiful garden compound's traditional Mexican architecture. It does not resemble a standard North American style layout. Our promotional material describes it as a condo "a la mexicana". As for the firmness of the mattresses, we try hard to satisfy our guests’ preferences. For example, one of our recent guests complained about the softness of the double bed mattress (called “matrimonial” in Mexico) in the second bedroom – therefore we promptly supplied a brand new orthopaedic mattress on New Years’ day – the same mattress that your review now deemed too firm, we also supplied you a mattress latex foam overlay whose soft, yet firm construction offers additional comfort and support for people experiencing hip and joint pain, or who are on extended bed rest. You subsequently reported that you and your party were very happy and comfortable with your stay, separating your own sleeping arrangements just as you wished.
The small leak under the kitchen sink, which we attended to immediately with a temporary solution could not be completely repaired then when you reported it since it was on a Sunday. Glad to say that it has easily been fixed now.
Many Thanks again !
Sad and tired
We love this development and have stayed here many times but will NOT stay in this unit again. It has so much potential but the all furnishings are old and tired.
The owners did attempt to remedy a couple of the most serious deficiencies ( kitchen fridge and mattress is second bedroom) However the whole place is in need of a complete refurbishing.
Our condo is furnished on the traditional Mexican theme, with rattan furniture, traditional fixtures, decorations and original artwork - all keeping in style with our beatiful garden compound's traditional Mexican architecture. It does not resemble a standard North American style layout. Our promotional material describes it as a condo "a la mexicana".. and our guests, mostly repeat guests not only enjoy the Mexican ambiance, but call it 'home away from home' in paradise (all reflected in their consistently complimentary reviews).
We gladly bent backwards to accommodate these guests who wrote the above review (all five of them, including a baby) and rushed to order a new fridge and a new orthopedic mattress on the New Year's Day (the previous mattress being "too soft").We were however not able to stock the fridge with food supplies before their arrival as they wished (!), since we had a guest up till then.
We now wonder why these guests would not have returned to the several other rental condos.they previously stayed in the same Selva compound?
We ourselves very much enjoy hospitality and happily await to welcome our guests at the end of their long travel day. We encourage, respond and accommodate promptly to our guests' every request as much as possible - early check ins, late arrivals, extra bed foam, luggage hold - always ready to provide for their comfort towards a memorable vacation with us at our idyllic condo. As hosts, we know to continue with the constant improvements and upgrades necessary.in any accommodation.
With our numerous and constant satisfied guests, and HomeAway's excellent site, we are confident many of our valued guests will keep returning to enjoy our tranquil oasis ' casita mexicana' in unique 'Selva' in the future!.
Beautiful pool area and view
The condo complex is very safe and extremely well maintained. It is very peaceful here although you can hear the clubs in town until at least 5 o'clock in the morning (I was here on spring break so perhaps that is not always how it is). The location is fantastic, you can walk to everything. The water is only a 5 minute walk although be forewarned that beach area is very populated. The condo itself had absolutely everything we needed. My only complaint about the condo is that the mattresses are very uncomfortable as are the living room chairs and sofa. Other than that it was a lovely place.
Thank you indeed for taking the time to write this positive review - yes we had extra mattress foams and seat cushions in storage for guests who requested them.
And as for late night jubilations, it was peak season, Easter week - Mexico's most important holiday, with the town and beaches all very crowded. We're very glad that all in all you enjoyed your stay at our primely located idyllic 'casita mexicana'!
Terrific location and pool! Lovely host!
Overall we loved our stay at Celia’s - location couldn’t be better, with a great pool and quiet location close to beach and many great places to eat. Our only complaint was the furniture in the living room and the beds were uncomfortable, but it was a minor trade off for the great pool/lounge area and walkability. Kitchen had everything we needed and Celia was very responsive to all our needs!
This is a wonderful property. The location was ideal. It is in the heart of old town, steps away from Los Muertos beach. The pool and the grounds are beautiful, quiet and private. It has a resort feel without the noise and crowds of a resort. The condo is well appointed and Celia was lovely to work with. Highly recommend.
Thank you very much for you kind words. We were delighted to meet you and your lovely family - certainly hope to see you again! Celia
In the heart of Puerto Vallarta, the famous 'Zona Romantica'. Beach, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, sightseeing - you name it - it's there for your enjoyment! Within the gated compound of Selva Romantica this unit has the double distinction of being in the building perched on the Highest Ground and at the same time having direct sighting of the Bay and Town - a unique combination! No need to guess what the words 'steps' or 'short walk' mean - just tumble out of bed and you're right on Olas Altas and Basilio Badillo, the heart of Zona Romantica! No car needed - all amenities and hosts of distractions, sophisticated to simple boutiques, restaurants and nightlife to suit all tastes abound at your doorstep. No tortuous steeep cobblestones either to struggle over - especially in the warmer months!