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Bella Loma 404. Open-air design condo. Ocean Views. 5 Mins to beach, no stairs."""

Bedrooms 1
Space 60 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bdrm in the heart of Zona Romantica. No stairs to beach, close to restaurants.

Built in 2015, well appointed, open air concept, 1 bedroom, 1 bath penthouse condo in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's most sought after neighborhood; Zona Romantica, a gay and family friendly, English speaking area.

Three minutes to Puerto Vallarta's most popular beach; Los Muertos, with no stairs to climb or descend en route. Food and drink service provided under umbrellas on beach. Only two to five minutes to the restaurants, amenities and nightlife of Olas Atlas and Basilio Badillo, yet tucked away at the end of Pilitas; a dead-end, mostly residential, cobble-stoned street.

Minutes to boutique and artisan shopping. Mini-marts, ATMs, convenience stores within a three-minute walk. Ten to fifteen minute taxi ride to marina, commercial centers, golf and eco tourism activities.

Granite countertops, bar and backsplash, stainless steel appliances and tropical parota wood furnishings and built-ins. Local commissioned artwork tastefully adorns the walls. Full-wall glass sliding doors provide an open-air concept inside while multiple plant-lined balconies equipped with grill and table for four allow for cooking and dinning al fresco. Breakfast table for two on bedroom balcony.

In unit conveniences include a work station, wifi, free unlimited phone calls to US and Canada flat screen TVs in living room and bedroom, cable with English channels, smart TV with streaming Netflix in living room, high efficiency wall-mounted ACs in living room and bedroom, Bluetooth speaker, document safe in bedroom closet, blender, toaster, coffee maker, dining, flatware and glassware for six, ample storage, vanity in bathroom, hooks for your clothes and towels, in unit washer and dryer. Full sized sofa bed in living room comfortable for one adult or two children. Nightly and weekly rentals include daily maid service Monday thru Saturday (if desired, maid service can be reduced to every other day, request during check-in). Monthly rentals include maid service every other day Monday thru Saturday. Bottled drinking water provided.

Four floors up from a babbling brook, only one floor down from pool deck with pool and more stunning views of mountains and Banderas Bay.

More Details

John Guptill
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About John Guptill

My wife and I are from Portland, Maine. I first discovered Puerto Vallarta by accident at age 18 while on vacation in Mexico City when we decided to take an overnight bus trip adventure to the coast. Upon landing in Puerto Vallarta I instantly fell in love with it. Later I was fortunate enough to be able to return with my wife. We booked a condo in Zona Romantica, very near to Casa Tesoro Escondido (Hidden Gem), and never looked back. Year after year we returned, addicted to the beauty and amenities of PV. Finally in 2013 we decided to buy. We eventually discovered a great pre-construction opportunity at Bella Loma. We oversaw construction and meticulously applied years of personal experience renting in the area and previous professional experience in rentals, construction and real estate in Maine to create a wonderful home and superior rental experience. We currently visit our home in paradise two to three times a year. We hope you will enjoy Casa Tesoro Escondido as much as we do!

John Guptill purchased this condo in 2015

Why John Guptill chose Amapas

Casa Tesoro Escondido is centrally located to the beach, restaurants, and nightlife that Puerto Vallarta is famous for, yet all the while tucked away at the terminus of a very quiet and peaceful dead end, residential street. As we purchased pre-construction we were able to design the finishes and furnishings to the highest quality.

What makes this condo unique

Bella Loma is a smaller condo association with only 17 units. This allows for the amenities of a condo, with a bit more privacy. Typically there will only be one or two other guests on the pool deck. It has a friendly and family run feel. Built in 2015 it has modern amenities and feel but at a much greater value than other new condo developments in the area. The location is optimal, tucked away at the terminus of a dead end only 2.5 blocks to one of Vallarta's most popular beaches, Los Muertos, only one block to Olas Altas shopping and European styled cafes and bars and only minutes to restaurant row on Baslio Badillo and the boardwalk and Downtown.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Amapas, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • RATES and APPLICABLE FEES are displayed in USD. Within 60 days no refunds on deposits unless the time is rented to someone else.
  • Turn off A/C and lock all doors when not in unit.
  • Maid service may not be limited to less than every other day in order to allow access to water plants.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Marble vanity top, modern plumbing and fixtures, ample shelving for towels and toiletries, tiled walk-in shower with hooks for bathing suits. Towels, toilet paper and soap provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Master - 1 queen , Extremely soft and comfortable quality pillow top mattress.
  • Fine tropical parota wood furnishings and built-ins, flatscreen TV, high efficiency wall-mounted AC, alarm clock, closet with bureau, shelving, ample room for hangers and safe, balcony with breakfast table for two above brook.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Prime location in Olas Altas' world famous Romantic Zone, only 2.5 blocks to beach, minutes to cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping. Document safe in bedroom closet. Beach umbrella in utility closet. Two beach chairs available for unit in garage storage area, inquire with rental office to access.


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Bella Loma 404. Open-air design condo. Ocean Views. 5 Mins to beach, no stairs.
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 45 reviews
Bloomington, MN

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

In less than a week after getting back from our first ever trip to Puerta Vallarta, we rebooked for next year into this very same unit for a longer period of stay. That says it all, don't you think?

  • Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Blaine! Thanks so much for your stay! We are very glad you enjoyed the condo and will be retuning to see us next year! John
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Great Location in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent condo...had all the amenities and best part is that it was within walking distance to the beach!

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay. We are very happy you enjoyed the condo. Please come back soon. For returning guests, we'll honor this year's rates for next year's reservation if booked within 30 days of your departure. Thanks again! John
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PV Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This condo had everything we needed to enjoy a fabulous vacation in PV! John was very responsive to our needs and questions. We look forward to booking our return stay!

  • Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heidi and Linda! Thanks so much for your reservation and review. We are so glad you enjoyed the condo as much as we do and were able to make friends with other guests at the pool deck! They all miss you! Please come back and stay with us again. For returning guests we will hold this year's rate for next year's reservation if booked within 30 days of departure. Thanks again for your stay, John
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Modern Condo + Great Location = Another Fabulous PV Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We visited Puerto Vallarta again (11.22-12.2.2017) and stayed at John & Charlotte’s Casa Tesoro Escondido (Hidden Gem) Condo (#404) nestled up against the rock cliff at the end of Pilitas (#212) in Zona Romantica.

We enjoyed our stay in this modern, clean, corner, open-air, penthouse condo in a quiet neighbourhood a few blocks up from the beach, and a few blocks over from the lively Olas Altas – Malecon – Basilio Badillo areas. This compact condo has all the amenities you’ll need, including: a lovely sun deck and splash pool upstairs on the roof, elevator, kitchen/island, air conditioners, TV/internet/phone, washer & dryer, security gate and maid service. And yes, there are also a few local roosters and a donkey living nearby, but they quickly became part of the local neighbourhood buzz which we enjoyed, and were barely noticeable with the sliding doors closed. I found myself regularly daydreaming on my island bar stool with a morning coffee or glass of wine staring off beyond the balcony to the local scene and water. And we especially enjoyed walking home late at night through all the noisy entertainment areas before ending up on our quiet suburban street and having a romantic nightcap on our balcony. Thanks John & Charlotte. You helped make this PV visit extra special.

We love the local PV Old Town food, especially: Casa Isabel for sunset seafood dinners (and traditional U.S. Thanksgiving turkey dinner), Casa Kimberly Bridge for brunch (with Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor), Café Mordita for their special roast beef dinner, the new Agrodulce for seafood risotto, La Palapa and Langostinos on the beach, Joe Jack’s and Marisma’s for fish tacos, and of course some of the local ex-pat bars like Café Roma for lime margarita’s and the Salty Caesar for yummy caesars.

We also headed inland this visit up the mountains to San Sebastian del Oeste and visited Hacienda Don Lalin tequila distillery for Raicilla and Licor de Almendra, Café de Altura for organic la Quinta Mary coffee, and had a wonderful Italian lunch at the Montebello (try the lasagna).

Lastly, for alternatives to the longer walks or climbs further up the hills there are taxis nearby on Olas Atlas, but Uber is also now in PV, and the young entrepreneurs in their clean late model cars were quite professional and eager to please for our short & long trips anywhere including to/from the PVR airport.

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jaime! How are you? That you for your stay and very nice and detailed review. I am sure future travelers will find it very helpful! We are so glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise as much as we do. Please come back when you can. If you wish to come next year, we are currently holding this year's rates for next year for your for reservations made within 30 days of your departure. Thanks again and we hope to have you back again soon, John
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Great location and well equipped. Condo

  • 4 of 5

This newer condo is at the top end of Pilitas .While only a short block from the busy and vibrant streets of Olas Atllas and Amapas,there is no through traffic and it has a Mexican residential feel to it.

Very well equipped unit and a great roof top pool and deck area.

Would definatly return again. Fred Victoria. B.C.

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fred, Thank you so much for your stay and review, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Tesoro Escondido. We do hope that you will return again soon and we hope we can earn a full five stars during your next visit! Thank you again for your stay, John
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were returning guests at Casa Escondido and it was even better the second time.Roof top pool was wonderful for relaxing ,watching sunsets and meeting new people.The unit was very clean and equipped with all you could need.You are close to the beaches,restaurants and markets.On a quiet dead end street where you might hear roosters and see a donkey.Everyone was very friendly and helpful.100% we would recommend this condo in Puerta Vallarta.Thanks John for sharing your Mexican home again ....Sharon and Brian ...

  • Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon and Brian, How are you? Thank you for returning a second time. We are glad we could make everything work out and that you enjoyed your time there even better the second time around! Please come back again next year, we look forward to hearing from you soon. John
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Nearest Airport
7.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Swell Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Los Muertos Pier
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Marina Vallarta Clud de Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Jorge's Hideaway
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Los Muertos
Car: not necessary

Minutes to the Los Muertos Beach, the most popular beach in Puerto Vallarta. Close to Blue Chairs and El Dorado. Food and drink service on beach. Minutes to the restaurants and nightlife of Zona Romantica, Old Town and El Malecon, yet located at end of a dead end quiet, peaceful residential street. Minutes to boutique and artisan shopping. Mini marts, ATMs, convenience stores within 3 minute walk. 10-15 Minute taxi ride to marina, commercial centers, golf and eco tourism activities.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Amapas, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2018 - Sep 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2018 - Nov 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2019 - Mar 29 2019
5 night minimum stay
Mar 30 2019 - Apr 26 2019
5 night minimum stay
Apr 27 2019 - May 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$320.3

RATES and APPLICABLE FEES are displayed in USD.

No refunds on deposits unless the time is rented to someone else, and in that case a 25% cancellation fee may be charged.

Check-in time 2:00 PM and checkout time 11:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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