Apartment for family and friends for a great vacation time.
- English, Spanish
About Mario Ponciano
Born and raised in Guadalajara
Mario Ponciano purchased this Apartment in 2017
Why Mario Ponciano chose Nuevo Vallarta
Is not a beach front so doesn't require a high maintenance, is close to the marina, restaurants and bars and is very close to the place where Grupo Vidanta is building a park like Six Flags but related with water and the beach.
What makes this Apartment unique
Private pool, a big grill/BBQ place at the pool area and also a smaller grill inside the apartment. Each room has AC and there's a laundry & dryer space where guests can get clean & dry cloths.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Lovely stay at Las Pergolas
We enjoyed our month long stay at Las Pergolas. It is comfortable and well equipped and we enjoyed the private patio and pool everyday. Condo is only a 3 minute walk to the public beach. There are also several wonderful restaurants within walking distance. You have to go El Barracuda, our favourite. Marina Nuevo Vallarta is definitely a nice quiet area to stay, and completely safe.
Very convenient to local shopping and restaurants
Condo is very well equipped and very comfortable. Access to beach is just minutes away. The area has lots of restaurants, stores and easy access to bus system.
Great Location, Quiet Condominium
The Condo at Las Pergolas was very quiet and the location was wonderful.
Our stay started off very rocky, with the refrigerator failure before we arrived. On the second day we shopped for grocery's including refrigerator and freezer type foods. To our dismay we discovered the freezer did not keep items frozen and the fridge did not keep purchased items cool. Request for service was made and a repair man arrived five days later. He diagnosed the problem and ordered the necessary parts for repair. A number of days later he returned to repair the problem successfully. Well there we requested he look into the living area air conditioner as it was shutdown. The remote controller was not functioning (no display), he had a method to reset the unit and used a flash light to read the barely lit remote controller. So I was instructed how to see the controller display (with flash light) and could then adjust the temperature. Problem is the unit worked then, but only ran full speed all the time. A new controller was promised but never showed up during our entire stay.
The weather was wonderful and we appreciated the patio which allowed us to sit and enjoy our meals outdoors. Although no sun shine was ever seen on the patio, once we shutdown both air conditioner units it was pleasant place to relax. The air conditioner units, one on each side of the patio made a terrible noise on the little patio, so we sacrificed the condo temperature for the quiet on the patio. The provided BBQ was found to be unacceptable, so we purchased a new BBQ and left it for the owner.
One day we were out and came back to find the patio furniture covered in old paint. The condo above us had contracted painters to grind down the deck and repaint the deck. No notice was given and the mess on our patio took a good deal to clean up.
It should be mentioned that the temperature adjustment on the oven is stripped and makes it very difficult to set and turn off the range oven.
So we feel most of these issues should have been dealt with before our arrival, and therefore would not recommend the condo to future renters.
Las Pergolas Marina Condo owned by Mario Ponciano Receives a 5 Star Vacation.
We have been vacationing in Nuevo Vallarta over the past fifteen years. The last several years we have been walking the beaches of Banderas Bay more than once a year and staying longer.
As members of Paradise Village we have also stayed at numerous times at Playa Royale, also rented Nitta Condominiums and Punta Esmeralda. My husband and I wanted a different experience this past March (the 13th thru the 25th) giving us the chance to feel more like locals. Mario's spacious contemporary two bedroom and two bath condo did not disappoint us. It's furniture was new and comfortable with a fully appointed kitchen. We were met by Leonora who had our keys and made certain that our unit was extremely clean. When our stay was over she arrived early to collect our keys and see if we needed any help. You will really like her. This is an extremely quiet and very secure building. A security Code to enter building, code for garage, and double locking condo door. There is 24 hour security. We were on the first floor with a north facing private patio and flight of stairs up to a lovely pool on the second floor. It is a beautiful three block stroll to public Vallarta beach which has a pretty entrance and not very populated. Because Las Pergolas is surrounded by charming excellent restaurants we never cooked at home. Yes, I called it home. Going out the front door directly to the left is Guido's and that was fun to buy a bottle of wine or grab a bite. Directly next to Guido's was one of our favorite spots Barracuda. We ate there four times. A few steps away is Dona Terra which we liked. We ate breakfast at Eddie's Place - all short walks. The condo is next to two good farmacias and a nice XOXO. We spent some evenings at the spectacular marina where there was always live music and more eateries. Gorgeous weather our entire stay. Let me recommend dining at Porto Bello - again walk-able. Great atmosphere and fabulous entrees. One important thing I need to share is that Mario was extremely attentive in all of his emails making it so easy to want to rent from him. He sent me four sheets before our visit suggesting where to eat (what to order), the walking distance, places we might consider taking a cab, and on top of that I had a total of seven small colored maps he prepared with details and directional arrows as if he were our personal tour guide. And he was!
Thank you Mario. You have a great place! Mucho Gracious!
Meredyth & John from La Crosse Wisconsin
Safe, Comfortable, Good Location
Enjoyed our 1 month stay - seemed like home. nice new furnishings and the condo is decorated to give it a home feel. Electronically controlled access to the building plus a security guard after administration hours make this a secure building. Unit is main floor but is actually 7 steps up from street level. The elevator does not stop at this level so this could be a concern for someone who can't handle the few stairs. It is less than a 5 minute stroll to a great beach, just exit the front entrance, turn right and across from Eddy's restaurant there is a covered walk though between buildings for public beach access. Great area for beach walks, enjoying the ocean or just relaxing. A number of decent restaurants all within walking distance. There is a bus stop across the road for cheap and easy access to Puerto Vallarta or to either of the two Wallmarts for groceries. There is also a taxi stand across the road in front of the Oxxo store. You can purchase water bottles for the water cooler at the administration office or at the Oxxo two buildings over.The pictures of the condo are accurate and the owner Mario is easy to deal with and although he doesn't live in PV he is responsive to any of your needs. He has a local person that arranges to meet you to let you into the unit for the first time. We found the condo very quiet and the pool area never busy. The large patio faces north so we did not get any sun on the patio during our stay but this worked well for our grandson who is 21 months old as he could play on the patio and we did not have to make sure that he was covered in sunscreen while out on the patio. The condo is spacious, and as mentioned all the furnishings are new. some items still had price tags on them. I found the king bed very comfortable although my wife found it on the firm side for her tastes. The two sinks in the master bedroom ensuite are a nice touch with lots of counter space. Both bathroom showers are large with adequate water pressure. The air conditioning worked well when we used it, with separate control settings for each bedroom and the living area. We would give it 5 stars if the TV had English speaking channels (the channels were all in Spanish with the exception of 1 that showed some English re-runs). We would return to this same condo.