was a grand and wonderful vacation. As for your condo, I wouldn't
change a thing! From the fabulous views to your elegant, fun decor
and plush comfortable ambiance, it was all we could want. The
beach was so pretty and the neighborhood was so festive and loads
of fun. .... I would love to rent your place again if I ever return
to P.V. It was the perfect accommodation, located in the perfect
Katherine R., Santa Fe, NM
Ray...It's been sooo nice hanging out here at the penthouse. We
love the location. Only 5 of us made it here and it's perfect
with the blow-up bed. Alisia, the house keeper is so friendly
and nice. We had a really nice catered dinner here at the penthouse.
My partner hired someone to come cook for 5 of us. Great time!
We are sad to leave tomorrow morning.
Raymond L., Sacramento, CA
can I say about your place? Magnificent!! Floyd and I both agree
that on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, your place was an
easy 12!!! ... penthouse had absolutely everything in it from
music to books to a few things left over from others in the cupboards;
ie: spices, crackers, oils, coffee etc., oh yeah, and booze!!!
We found Rizzos and bought fresh supplies in addition to getting
sea bass from the fish monger. WOW!! Amazing!! We had a few meals
in, which were delicious. Went to Back Yard Alley, numero
uno!! Owner is Canadian which of course we enjoyed. Had a dinner
at La Palapa, El Set, Chico's Paradise, the Pirate
Dinner Cruise ... Walked to town several times and enjoyed
the 'Ritas and shrimp on the skewers. ...The fireworks were amazing!!!
Most times we saw them toward the Maleçon from your dining room
balcony. Incredible!! I can't say we took a lot of those
pictures as we were too busy making our own fireworks - LOL ...
What can I say? The place was so darned romantic!!! Alicia was
the BEST!! Cute, social, beautiful, hard working; a real gem.
... Ray, honestly, every thing was outstanding!!! I have no idea
how you can make it better as this was sheer perfection!!
Diane S., Ontario, Canada
was GLORIOUS! Your welcoming space allowed all of us to relax
and enjoy the beauty and sights. Teenage Humpbacks were playing
right in Banderas Bay, and since we chose not to go on our friends'
Whale Watch, it was fantastic to watch them [from the balcony]
struggle to figure it all out! We are checking our calendars for
next year! Thank you again for the use of such a great, welcoming,
Paul D, Concord, CA
had an awesome time in PV, as always.....the Penthouse continued
to be our oasis away from home complete with all the amenities
needed. We will definitely make our way back yet again!
Eric and Paul, Long Island NY
into the penthouse for the first time, through the arch and into
that huge room, it's like a real life IMAX experience ... just
CL, Sacramento, CA
My Gosh! Your penthouse is to die for! After we picked up our
jaws ... and discovered the whole thing ... it was just a perfect
spot – we had a great vacation. I think we either spent
our time in the bedroom or on the balcony with either coffee or
drinks! (FYI – we only used the air conditioner in the master
bedroom at night – so if you get a big electric bill –
it wasn’t us!) Alicia [the maid] was a delight. I taught
her some English and she taught me some Spanish. I think we finally
figured out all the lighting system on the last day!! Everything
was so nicely furnished in detail – live plants, books,
DVDs, CDs, puzzles. They kitchen was wonderful down to the cloth
napkins! You have something for everyone!
Thank you so much for everything ... you will be hearing from
Jerry and Lynette P. AR
had such a nice time in the Penthouse and I must say it really
changed the way we look at Vallarta. For the past 10 years we
have eaten nearly every meal 'out' at a restaurant but after
moving to the penthouse we found ourselves not wanting to leave
but rather stay home, cook and entertain. Our whole experience
was positive; can't think of any negatives or even anything
to improve. Alicia, the housekeeper, was particularily charming
and we are already looking at dates for next season to book
the penthouse for a full week. We'll be in touch soon to check
.... many thanks for your help in making our vacation great!
San Diego, CA
- what can I say - the penthouse is spectacular in every way
- the pics on the website don't do it true justice! This is
the first vacation I can remember where I was completely reluctant
to come home ... if I had to rate the overall experience it
would be at least a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10! ... Alicia the
maid is a total sweetheart in every way.
Like you, Cafe Ollas was our favorite - in fact we had dinner
there 3 out of the 9 nights! During the days we would usually
go down to Blue Chairs late morning ... we loved eating/drinking
on the beach and people-watching. The one time we had breakfast
out we went to Andales - which is near Apache - great Machaca
con Huevos and very reasonable and good service (excellent ramos
fizzes!) However... we get a little tired of the foo-foo places
- we can do that up here! One of the best dinners, after an
afternoon at Frida's and getting semi-borracho - was from the
street vendors right out front - adjacent to the Guadalajara
Farmacia - I could have done that every day and been perfectly
are thinking of next year already - maybe twice - late April
and October again - depending on availability of the penthouse.
....thanks for everything ... working with you has been a total
pleasure throughout the process.
Gracias - your property is truly Cielito Lindo!
R. San Diego, CA
place is fabulous!! I didn't need to bring half of the stuff
I brought because you had almost everything there ... There
are a very few things I would have liked ... A potato masher
is one but I used a fork. [One potato
masher now available! Ray] It was the most beautiful
and comfortable and well stocked place we have ever stayed in.
I can't believe there was a television in every room. You can
tell you must be a great host. We didn't even play any of our
CD's, just enjoyed what was there. ... We just loved the maid,
Alicia. She was so sweet and efficient and helpful. ... I could
go on forever about all the good places to go but the one thing
I loved was just sitting in the living room with my puzzle listening
to good music and the sound of the ocean. You even had a puzzle.
We are already looking forward to our next get away there. I
know we have shown our movies and pictures to so many people
here that we may have trouble booking with you.
and Joseph G.
managed to cancel out my return flight ... Spent the night at
the San Marino Hotel which made me appreciate the penthouse
even more - if that were possible!! I had a great time as always
in PV. I just like the energy there, the people, the art, the
food etc etc etc. It is always hard to leave and the penthouse
just makes it that much more difficult.!!
B. Washington, DC
can I say, Ray? The condo was fantastic. There is nothing else
you could offer, except for a cook, a driver and a masseuse
Severna Park, MD
just back, but simply had to rebook for next year.....thank
you for the wonderful accommodations - we were truly swept away
[by] our first introduction to the penthouse and the ocean breezes
wafting in to greet us ..... the pictures don't adequately convey
the size or quality of the suite. The wrap around windows and
balconies give the whole suite such an openness and lightness,
and the quite audible surf made us feel right at the beach all
day and night. ... We'll eat out occasionally, and your location
was ideal for restaurant access. ... Generally though, we prefer
to cook for ourselves, so we were particularly impressed with
the well equipped kitchen! .... Other rental condos tend to
provide second hand quality cookware, but your suite was very
well equipped .... a decent knife set .... a range of utensils
that included a whisk and a lettuce spinner. I never hesitated
to attempt anything in the kitchen! .... Our housekeeper/maid,
Alicia, was charming and hardworking. She spent hours in the
suite every few days, and left everything sparkling in her wake!
We really appreciated the magazines and paperbacks we found
in the suite, .... the brochures about [the] town .... the selection
of CDs .... and while small, the DVD library was also welcome
.... the suite towels and the beach towels were large and fluffy,
and the beach club couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating.
Really Ray, you've done a wonderful job anticipating your guests'
needs .... thank you .... We truly enjoyed our stay and felt
especially pampered ....
P. Toronto, Canada
You were right - we loved it! Plain and simple. ... the location
is perfect. Right on THE beach and a short walk to many of our
favorite places. (If you haven't tried it, La Palapa is a must
for dinner. It's on the same street as Kit Kat and Garbo's --
just turn left down to the beach. A bit expensive, but perfect
for our last night in town (for this trip). It's been there
over 50 years and their photo gallery of PV, years ago, is worth
[The Penthouse] really was a perfect place for our group; gave
each couple enough privacy. And if any one questions the pictures
on your website, we can confirm: Yes! The sunsets really do
look just like that!!!
already thinking about next year.
Jim B. Louisville, KY
Vallerta offre certaines des plus belles plages du Mexique ; la ville
elle-même est charmante et la playa los muertos est l'une des
plus recherchées ; La vue sur cette plage depuis l'appartement
est absolument fabuleuse, mais non moins que l'appartement lui-même
: il est extrêmement confortable, spacieux, climatisé,
et l'on pourrait passer des heures sur la terrasse, rien que pour cette
vue sublime. J'y retourne dès que je peux !
Paris, France, 09/14/06
had a really great time. What was the best part of our trip? That is
the place where we stayed .... Penthouse was really impressive and wanted
to stay longer. Great view, great space, everything well equipped, clean
(cleaning lady does a real good job) etc.,etc.
Hurricane [John] approached PV on Thursday and condo staff put tapes
on all the glass... but it was just a little rain. Cleaning lady took
all tapes out next day.
Thank you very much for letting us stay. ... also thank you very much
for your kind and quick correspondence. Your courtesy made my trip planning
more comfortable. We will definitely contact you [for] our next visit
Newark, NJ, 09/03/06
are all back in NYC and truly miss PV already. We fell in love with
the penthouse, PV, and it's wonderful location to everything. We were
the envy of the neighborhood :)
We met lots of people, some from NY who we will remain in touch with.
We kept your place in great condition and probably cleaned more than
the maid :) ... everyone there was so friendly. We are definitely interested
in returning and hopefully stay at your place again. We have been spoiled
Tom & Roger, NYC, NY
It has been a rough return to reality this week and I leave early tomorrow
morning for a week in China (business). Could not stop dreaming of the
I have never planned quite this far ahead for my Xmas travel. I absolutely
want it (again) from Dec 25, 2007 to Jan 6, 2008 Hope this is OK. I
absolutely love the condo. As I said earlier, it is my dream!! I could
move in tomorrow.
Tom B., Washington, DC
.... The penthouse was FANTASTIC!!! We both loved it and the people
working there and at the little restaurant bar were so friendly and
The penthouse is so beautifully furnished;
we were especially grateful for the big beach towels and the books.
....it was just so relaxing to hang out at the beach and after doing
that all day, we were a bit tired by the evening. La Palapa restaurant
is great and I highly recommend it to any guests you have. We went
there on our last night and sat out on the beach with a perfect sunset,
good food, good wine, great music....a perfect ending to a perfect
vacation. One late afternoon
we even saw, from
the balcony, dolphins jumping [in the Bay]. It was awesome.
Everything you said about it was true. I took the guest suite and
loved being able to lie in bed and actually see the waves upon the
shore since it had the iron raiiling.
The first thing my husband asked me
[on my return] was "Is it like the pictures?" I told him
it was exactly like the pictures only better in person because you
can't take in the expansive view with a picture. Now he wants to go,
I have given your web site address
to many people even some on the plane ride home... I'm going to talk
to a couple Bill and I are good friends with and see if they might
want to go with us next year as it is the perfect setup for two couples.
Thank you so much Ray for sharing
your lovely PV home with us. I only wish we could have met you, it's
been so fun emailing with you.
Tan and relaxed,
Cheryl W., Seattle, WA
to let you know we had a blast! Your place is beautiful, very comfortable,
and fantastic location. We look forward to going back again, as soon
our stay: 05/01/2006
The penthouse is beautiful and what an amazing
view. We are having an amazing time. Friends are watching some movies
right now and the sound of the waves is just amazing. They put us
to sleep last night and I haven't slept this well in months!
our stay: 05/12/2006
Puerto Vallarta is magical. We had the most
amazing time there and, frankly, I want to go back...now! Anyways,
thank you for making a part of our stay all that much more memorable.
My many thanks to you.
celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary at the Aurora Del Sol at the
end of February of this year. ....perfectly located in the heart of
Zona Romantica along Playa Muertos...an easy, breezy walk into old town
penthouse is gorgeous and elegant... perfect mesh of old world charm
with modern amenities...2 huge bedrooms and 3 baths... We never shut
a window or door the entire week we were there as the weather was perfect.
love to cook, even on vacation, and the kitchen we found to be well
equipped and modern...an array of cutlery and dishes for all our needs...a
super Mercado within walking distance and a smaller Mercado very near
by for quick items like coffee, vegetables, fruits, paper products
and other sundries. A wide variety of fresh, daily caught seafood
awaited us too. We bought and prepared various mariscos, pollo, asada
and puerco. As PV boasts one of the best water purification systems
in all of Mexico we ate the local food and drank tap water and used
the ice without incident.
beds were comfortable and adorned with quality linens...plenty of
fluffy towels for the bath and for the beach too...the modern washer
and dryer added an entire dimension to our overall experience and
used almost daily....staff of the Penthouse is gracious and professional.
They called us to make sure all was well and gave proper answers and
instructions to our few questions.
are on our way back in October to share this with our family. We loved
this place for all the reasons listed above and many more and happily
recommend anyone to treat themselves to this gem along Puerto Vallarta’s
& Nardos E., San Francisco, CA
That's a stunning pad you've got there, a little slice of heaven.
Jonathan [NY 12-26-2005]
We had a fantastic time. The unit is fabulous. The view, the size, the
ocean, hot tub, kitchen, everything is great. I would not hesitate to
stay there again and our travel agent .... already says he wants to
There really is not much to improve upon as it’s close to perfection.
Thank you for the bottle of wine and everything. ....We loved that there
are kitchen supplies, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc. in the unit
so that we didn’t have to worry about the small things. We all
tended to overpack and given we were able to do laundry we really only
needed a third of the clothes that we brought. The DVD player and stereo
were fantastic quality. We also loved the view of the blue and green
chairs. One night we had fun watching the “night time beach activities”
and seeing who hooked up with whom. It was quite fun. The design of
the unit and the décor was very nice. Overall, it was exactly
what we needed to relax, have fun, and do everything we wanted to do.
The weather was perfect and we were at the Green or Blue Chairs every
Thanks again and I am sure we will stay at the penthouse in the future.
The hardest part was leaving.
David, Vancouver, BC, Canada