[A REMINDER THAT THE ENTIRETY OF CONDO VELMAR - ITS GROUNDS AND LIVING SPACES - IS SMOKE-FREE]
Built in 2001, Condo Velmar 4 brings together the best of 'la playa vida' in Bucerias, Mexico, at half the price of beachfront rentals. The centerpiece is an amazingly serene veranda that overlooks the mystical Zen paradise that is the Zona Dorada -- it will become your favorite spot for morning coffee, or to watch day turn into night while sea breeze shifts to mountain breeze.
Just three short streets from the ocean, Condo Velmar is also located close to cuisine of all types, from Mexican cocina casera and street food, to four star trattorias, top notch sushi, pizza and seafood. Bucerias is a destination for foodies.
Velmar itself, designed with a blend of Mexican and Mediterranean styles by the renowned architect Carlos Gonzalez, features off-street parking for one; two large, airy bedrooms, one of which opens to the veranda; two impeccably clean, roomy, modern bathrooms; brand new A/C; a fully equipped kitchen w/dishwasher, full-size fridge & distilled water; as well as wireless Internet, cable, and land-line phone. There are only five other units in this quiet building that emphasizes privacy and gated security; if you are looking for a party shack, this is definitely NOT the place! Smoking tobacco products anywhere on the grounds, inside or out, is strictly prohibited - and pets are disallowed.
The bedding and bath towels are all in soft white cotton or cotton/poly blend, and over-sized towels are provided for the condos' private pool area. Maid service happens twice a week, though you may contract for more days. Property manager Felipe is available by phone or email, and is on-site often enough to fully see to your comfort and convenience. Taxis can be hailed for longer jaunts into Puerto Vallarta to get your turista on, to the local Mega or Chedraui for groceries, or up north to other attractions along the coast. Need a Walmart or a Sam's Club, fer pete's sake? Got 'em both, fifteen minutes away -- unless you want to find all your needs by walking to one of many local tiendas. Kids want to swim with the dolphins? Got that, too, just up the road. Bird watching at the estuaries near Lo de Marcos, or surfing at Sayulita? By all means. Picture perfect sunset dinners on the beach? A stroll away. The Bahia de Banderas shoreline is unquestionably some of the finest five miles of beach in the world -- and it remains to this day peaceful, uncrowded and restful.
You simply will not find a more relaxed, romantic and revitalizing way to spend an affordable week or two -- dozing, reading, pooling, dining, beaching, biking, boating, fishing, hiking, golfing, horseback riding or collecting shells -- it's all here at Condo Velmar 4.
Owner's personal dining recommendations:
*Virtually anywhere "street food" is sold
*Toscana Mia - there is nothing better in Bucerias; amazing wine list
*Matsuri - world class sushi, impossibly cold beer
*Yo Yo Mo's - their pizza is truly perfect
*Rinconcito de Poncho - rustic and authentic family fare, great pricing
*Mezzo di Giorno - carbonara by sunset
*Red Apple Place - Ricardo does Mexican, with artistry
*Panino's - breakfasts, lunches and Cuban style sandwiches
*La Takeria - elevated street food, big bang for buck
[A REMINDER THAT THE ENTIRETY OF CONDO VELMAR - ITS GROUNDS AND LIVING SPACES - ARE SMOKE-FREE]