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Beautiful, Spacious, Oceanfront, 3 Bedroom Condo, Stunning views of Banderas Bay

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in South Zone - Casa Bonita, Playa Esmeralda

Waterfront Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Air Conditioned, WiFi, 3rd Floor View

Casa Bonita is a 1600 square foot, three bedroom condo located on the beach and boasts breathtaking views of the ocean, nightly sunsets and shimmering lights of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Located on the beautiful Playa Esmeralda, just eight minutes south of all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer, Casa Bonita features classic Mexican architecture and design touches with central air conditioning throughout. Located on the third floor of a beautiful oceanfront development and above a beautiful pool and beach, Casa Bonita also includes a large private terrace perfect for morning coffee or nightly cocktails.

Casa Bonita is available year-round for daily, weekly, or monthly rentals. Perfect for 2-6 people with 2 master suites, each with their own bathroom and one with terrace access and an additional bedroom with 2 twin beds, Casa Bonita is the perfect place for your Puerto Vallarta getaway.

Keywords: Condominium, Beachfront, waterfront, oceanfront, pool, air conditioned, WiFi, Bandaras Bay, Playa Esmeralda, Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Bill and Rory
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
3 October, 2016
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About Bill and Rory

We are both originally from the Seattle area and we still absolutely love it here. But sometimes you just need to get a break from the doom and gloom and get your fill of vitamin D.

Bill and Rory purchased this condo in 2004

Why Bill and Rory chose Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas have long been among our favorite travel destinations. After having rented everything from villas to condominiums and even staying at some of the resorts in and around the region, we rented a unit in the Playa Esmeralda.

Almost immediately, we fell in love with its location, views, beaches, pool area, and other amenities. It was close enough to feel like we were in the city, but just far enough away to feel secluded. We knew that this the place we wanted to stay each and every time we returned, so we decided that we were in the market to purchase if the right opportunity presented itself. When unit 303 became available, it was exactly what we were after. That was the genesis of Casa Bonita.

Since our purchase, we’ve stayed in the unit frequently over the years. Every time we come back, we become more reassured that we made a great decision.

Our family has been enjoying Casa Bonita since 2004 . Our adult sons have grown up having Spring Break and Thanksgiving on the Beach. Over the years we have been fortunate to be able to share our piece of Paradise with family and friends.

What we love most about Puerto Vallarta are the locals. They are lovely people and always have a welcoming smile for new friends and old.

What makes this condo unique

The best aspect of Casa Bonita is its location on a beautiful, mostly private beach and a fantastic view of the ocean. We enjoy beginning each morning with a cup of coffee, out on the balcony, watching for whales and seeing the local fisherman pulling in their nets. We usually end the day in the same place with a glass of wine, watching the sunset over the ocean and the fireworks from town. Our beach is furnished with palapas and lounge chairs. The pool area is large, also with lounge chairs and tables. The beach is white sand, accented by boulders. Snorkeling is good. The condo is only a few miles from Old Town Vallarta, is a quick taxi ride or bus ride to town, and these are both available on the main road which is a 3 minute walk from our building. Old Town is our favorite part of town and is loaded with restaurants, shopping, clubs, and beaches. The streets and architecture remain old Mexican style. Very charming!


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful, Spacious, Oceanfront, 3 Bedroom Condo, Stunning views of Banderas Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Lovely Condo

  • 5 of 5

Great views and good location. Comfortable condo which had a well- equipped kitchen. Grill on site was perfect for us and pool nicely heated for kids to play.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time-great place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Casa Bonita. We were there with our adult children and spouses.The condo accommodated the six of us perfectly. The beach was great and the view from our condo was amazing. Everything was clean and well maintained. We'd go back again!

Thanks Bill and Rory.


  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I am not one to write reviews, but after our stay at "Casa Bonita" I felt compelled.

This was a last minute trip to escape the incredibly wet and grey winter we have been experiencing in Seattle this year, also to join some friends that were continuing on to Costa Rica. I won't repeat all you might read in the other reviews, because they are all true, although the cleanliness of the condo and the grounds are truly exceptional.

'We have traveled to P.V. many times in the past, so we really didn't feel the need to "see" or do anything. Of course we ventured into town a few nights for great dinners (10 min cab or bus stop 40 yards away) but most time spent by the very private pool and beach laughing with friends.

It was absolutely perfect, and we plan to head down next year with friends and pick up were we left off, oh yeah, a must, BBQ down by the pool 15 feet from the crashing surf!

Aaron & Kathy


  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a trip!

  • 5 of 5

Last minute trip with family and found Casa Bonita on Vrbo. Loved the spacious condo and all its amenities. We were totally comfortable, there was 5 of us. The pool and beach views were awesome. Very relaxing. Very clean too

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Bonita in Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

A little about us . We are a family of four. Parents are 50+ with our sons 21 & 17. Youngest son brought a friend who is 16. My wife has worked for United Airlines for 25 years so we have done are share of traveling.

First things first, the owners were awesome to deal with ( we travelled last minute ), great communication, condo & area tips. Condo itself was clean & bright, had a/c , hot water , and good water pressure. Great views from master, living room and deck. A 3 bedroom fit the bill perfect - lots of room. Kitchen was fully equipped and functional , we did not use. Not sure if TV had very much English , but was only turned on a couple times. We did use community grill by the pool and it worked great. All condo staff was polite and helpful as were Bill & Rory's contacts and house keeper. Read the guestbook and stack of business cards to get recommendations also.

The pool and beach were very nice and scenic. We did take the bus everyday into town ( Malecon Boardwalk) , the beach in Playa Mismoloya or bus to Boca then water taxi to Las Animas. Both beaches were nice with restaurants, jet skis, and other activities. Dinners in town were nice but a little pricey. Joe Jacks In town ), Langostino's ( on beach) , Pinnochio's ( Italian on beach)I much preferred the taco / tamale stands or local restaurants and bakeries. Tony's Hideway in Mismoloya was really good food.

This was a very relaxing trip for us. We generally stay at resorts with a lot of hustle and bustle but this was a nice change of pace. My wife definitely liked the relaxed atmosphere. You could take a dip in the pool , wade in the ocean and feel like no one else around. If you wanted more just take the 8 peso per person bus into town or Mismoloya.

All in all a great time and highly recommend Casa Bonita. Great owners & staff. Great amenities and short bus rid to plenty of action.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love Casa Bonita!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! What an amazing time we had at Casa Bonita! We loved the quiet, out of the way location. Easy bus ride to picturesque Old Town and quaint Mismaloya Beach. We had the gorgeous pool and white sand beach mostly to ourselves the entire time. A fabulous home base for all of our Puerto Vallarta adventures. The condo was beautiful, with all the tile and lovely decor- extremely comfortable and clean. The kitchen had everything we needed - and we also used the outdoor BBQ. The beach: perfect area for snorkeling - so many tropical fish right in front of the condo. We also saw iguanas, hermit crabs and blue crabs - fascinating for my 10 year old daughter. We loved every minute of our stay at Casa Bonita!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vallarta Adventures
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Playa Esmerelda Beach, right on the property.


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Prices for this holiday condo in South Zone, Jalisco

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in South Zone in Jalisco

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Primary Master Bathroom, private full bath. - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom features intricate local tile work.
    Secondary Master Bath, a shared bath with two entrances - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is a large 3/4 bath with two entrances.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Primary Master, with private bath and balcony access - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Although this is a dual master condo, this room is preferred
    Secondary Master with master/shared bath - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom has a private entrance to the second bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This is the perfect third bedroom for kids of any age.
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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