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Relaxed, Romantic and Inviting

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,435 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bed, 2 bath, sea & mountain views, close to the beach

[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]

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Stone
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, A little Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2018

About Mark Stone

I've been visiting Bucerias off and on since 1989, and Amy since 2005. The town has become our home away from home, escaping frigid Cleveland winters for a few weeks each year. We've really enjoyed having our kids here over time, and Velmar 4 will be an ideal winter retirement home for us down the line.

Mark Stone purchased this condo in 2016

Why Mark Stone chose Bucerías

Amy & I were drawn out to the most amazing veranda we'd ever seen,. We immediately recognized, after looking at so many other properties, that THIS WAS THE PLACE. At the time there was a perfect confluence of helpful realtors, favorable exchange rates and a buyer's market that convinced us to move on it. The fact that we have ocean and mountains views sealed the deal.

What makes this condo unique

Velmar was designed and built by Carlos Gonzalez, a talented designer who has dominated the construction of the subdued condominium style prevalent in Bucerias -- quite unlike the many large, all-inclusive hotels south of town in Nueva Vallarta. There are only five other units at Velmar, which is exactly the right-sized, secure, quiet building we sought.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We (2 friends) stayed for four nights over the New Year's holiday. This 2 BR home was perfect for our needs...a short walk down the hill to beaches and restaurants but on a quiet block with lovely views from the huge veranda. It was a perfect spot to enjoy Bucerias from. The house came with everything we needed for a comfortable stay and everything was clean and new. We enjoyed waking up to coffee on the patio and leaving the doors open, allowing the breezes to drift through the house. Each bedroom was spacious and well furnished and it was great to have two bathrooms. We didn't use the pool, but it looked nice as well!

[5 Stars from TripAdvisor]
Dec 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Bucerías in Bahía de Banderas

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1435 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , master en suite
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Relaxed, Romantic and Inviting
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Our crew of five, including our 6 yr old, had the most relaxing and lovely stay at Condo Velmar. Mark and Amy have a perfect condo in a perfect location and were generous, responsive and perfect hosts. Filipe (property manager) and Ana were amazing, accommodating and helpful too. The other condo residents were welcoming and the pool was a perfect place for our son to learn to swim! The view is probably my favourite part, nothing like morning coffee overlooking the ocean. Thanks for letting us stay and we hope to be regular visitors.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our privilege to have you all as guests, and hope you can come again. One of our girls learned to swim in Mexico, too! We totally agree with you about coffee on the veranda -- few better ways to start the day. Thank you for your very kind words.
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5

A perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful condo. Exactly as pictured. Manager and cleaner could not have been more helpful and pleasant. Our second visit and we are already looking forward to the next one! Thanks Mark, Felipe and Anna for a wonderful vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce & Nancy -- we were so pleased to have you back; you're ALWAYS welcome to return. Let us know if there are any improvements you'd make - your opinion is highly valued. So glad you had a good time! Best regards, Mark
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5

Relaxing vacation !!

  • 5 of 5

Condo Velmar is very spacious and comfortable with a beautiful view of the bay. The sunsets and gentle breeze on the veranda are fantastic. It is located in a quiet part of Bucerias but within minutes of the beach, restaraunts etc. Mark & Amy have made this condo over the top with details that are just like home. Also, Felipe the manager makes sure your needs are met as well.

We are already booked for next year !!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have you back next season, and we very much appreciate your good words about Velmar. The veranda really IS something else -- we spend so much time there. Thank you for your business, glad to call you friends!
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5

Wonderful condo, great location

  • 5 of 5

Exactly like the pictures. Great patio with ocean views. Condo has everything you need and a short walk to the beach, town and great restaurants. Planning our next vacation here!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce & Nancy -- thank you for choosing Condo Velmar #4 - we are so lucky to have such great guests. Very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your return!
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Verandtastic!

  • 5 of 5

The most stunning views from this well appointed condo! Relaxing with coffee in the morning, Carona by the pool in the afternoon, and a glass of Vino to watch the sunset were all part of our amazing vacation.

The condo is clean, has great beds, nice towels & sheets and everything you need to cook. That said, you should not plan to cook as there are too many amazing places to eat within walking distance.  I particularily appreciated the beach chairs and umbrella which we used for our daily beach time! Did I mention the veranda? Worth mentioning again ... LOVED IT!

There is air conditioning but, we did NOT need to use it once as there is always a lovely breeze.

Special mention needs to be made about the owner, Mark is by far the best host you will ever deal with! Quick to respond to all my questions, kindly made recommendations, followed up before, during and after to ask if things were good or if there was anything he could do for us. Kuddos to the very attentive property manager Felipe who was there to greet us (with a big smile) when we arrived and provide a detailed walk through … there was even a big beautiful vase of fresh flowers for us to enjoy! Such a nice touch.

Overall terrific experience and a property we will return to again. We truly felt comfortable and like we made new friends in Mark & Filipe.  Thanks for everything!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Carolynn! We are honored to have hosted you and your family, and we'd be pleased to have you back, anytime. We are fortunate to have such great guests!
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5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This condo was everything advertised and more. The "more" part: the veranda...I cannot describe how relaxing and spacious it was. It was the perfect temperature with a warm breeze all day long. It provided a great space so we could all comfortably relax.

There were four adults and our 1 year old daughter in our party. I was a little worried it would be cozy for all of us, especially with our daughter walking and exploring. It was perfect.

We were really happy to find this condo because it had two kind beds. That is hard to find no matter were we are looking at vacationing. When we used the pool, we had it to ourselves.

Mark was quick to respond to all our questions. He went above and beyond when we asked about bringing our daughter and looking for items we might need. He was thorough and ensured we had everything we needed, well before we arrived.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie, it was a true pleasure to host you and your family - you are our idea of the perfect guest! Thank you for your patronage - we'd love to have you back, anytime.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Los Flamingos
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Playa de Bucerias
Car: recommended

There is 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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Bucerías, Mexican Riviera - Jalisco

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Season 2018
6 May 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£523
for 4 nights
From
£120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season 2018-2019
3 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,172
for 7 nights
£1,172
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,199
for 7 nights
From
£165
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.42

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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