4 Bed, 4 Baths, 3,000 SF Sleeps 8+ for as low as $100/ night!
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About JOHN MASSO
John Masso is an active 75 year old whose hobbies include body building, nutrition, and living a healthy life style. "I purchased my beautiful home to be closer to the beach and good weather, to live an outdoor life style. I go walking on the beach every morning, in the afternoon I hike the trails of the surrounding mountains, and in the evening I go the the malecon boardwalk to dine with family and friends." "The majority of my happiest guests are Canadian snow birds who are looking for a great deal and like that I cater to my guests' every need. There is a concierge service, I have on location management to help in case it's needed and you can always reach me on my cell phone at 7023555537." "My guests want to be comfortable, no hassles, no problems. They want it made easy and carefree. As an owner I know my responsibility is to make your vacation as seamless as possible. I know you just want to have fun. I truly care and invite you to have a stay of a lifetime at my home here in Puerto Vallarta, so you to can live the dream and have many great stories to tell your friends and family!" Welcome and bienvenidos!
JOHN MASSO purchased this Condo in 2009
Why JOHN MASSO chose Hotel Zone
We really care about making your stay comfortable. This. Is not a hotel. This is a home. It is all ready for you.
What makes this Condo unique
I feel in love with the 360 degree view from the 18th floor and the balconies off every room. The homes location right on the beach and no other. Property in PV has 4 Infiniti swimming pools. It is within walking distance to 3 shopping centers nearby, the Harbor, and dozens of restaurants, bars and nightclubs just meters away.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Loved our stay besides all the aunts
My family and I loved our 7 day stay here. The view was amazing and slept listening to the waves every night. The kitchen was fully stocked so we were able to make breakfast every morning. Walmart and sams club is only five minute drive. The living room has nice comfortable couches after a long day by the pool it was nice to come relax and watch TV.
I do wished it had more English movie channels. Our WiFi kept turning off and back on throughout our stay. The pool area always had enough lounged chairs no matter what time of the day it was, we didn’t have to get there early to reserve an area. The restaurant was surprisingly good. I had the fish tacos and my husband had fish filet. I wanted to eat there again but didn’t have time. Since there were so many other options we had being so closed to many restaurants and mall right next door. The location of this property is one great feature.
There were a couple of inconvenient problems: the kitchen counter and stove was full of tiny little aunts. It was very uncomfortable leaving any food out or cooking. We notified Karine and she just brought us a bottle of raid instead of having someone come and clean/ fix the area. It was very easy contacting Karine and she responded to us very fast with any questions or concerns.
The master bedroom bed was very hard and the sheets were not that soft. I woke up every morning with back pain. The fourth bedroom is a tiny room with a twin bed and own bathroom that also has the washing machine in there. Not a great room to stay in.
Overall we spend a great week here. We will be coming back. Possibly staying longer, this place was a home away from our home!
Good property, but
This unit is in building 2, which sits on the beach. It is surrounded by 3 pools and beautifully maintained grounds. The beach is wide and deep but swimming is not recommended due to a ongoing sewage leak. The estuary next the complex can also have affluent on rainy days but mostly runs clear. There is a NEW beach nightclub going in across the estuary that opens today. This has the potential to be a real noise problem for buildings 2 & 3. There is restaurant in the building and another next door, El Oasis de Hoti. Costco, Le Comer, Soriano, Walmart and Mega are all within 20 minute walks. Renters in this building are frequently required to pay for electricity, our bill worked out to $ 100 CAN per month without using the A/C. Security is very good and our & the building’s property mgts were VG. There are palapas outside the security gate but only a few are useable as there is no security at the other gate. The singers that perform in La Isla Mall can be heard until 9 pm, bonus for me. The building composts, recycles glass & cardboard. The UNIT. Well decorated and cool with aging furnishings. I did a few minor repairs and Karine was very good at following up on requests. Gas stove with oven, gas dryer & hot water tank. King bed in master with tv, queen in 2nd bedr, 2 twins in 3rd bedr and single in maid’s room. Maid service is $30 US if you want it. The floor drains in the kitchen, maid’s bath & shower smell but a constant drop of Pinesol worked fine. This is apparently a problem throughout the building. Standard tv package and slow internet are included but no telephone . Gas bbqs can be rented from office if available. Never heard neighbours, building is very soundproof. Balcony furniture is good and view is VG. Whales and dolphins, cruise ships and the “ Marigalante “ sail by are all standard fare. Fireworks every night! Honestly can say we never had a bad meal with best deals coming from mom & pop restaurants. The Thursday night Mexican Fiesta at the Sheraton Buganvillias for 640 pesos pp was best deal by far. Booze, vast food buffet, Mariachi, cultural dancers & fireworks for $ 45 CAN. The Bambinos Shows were fun for $ 19 US. Pepe’s for authentic and inexpensive tacos, El Patron by Sheraton for fairly priced seafood. Free Wednesday night “ Elvis “ show at Route 66 in Marina also fun. Sat morning market in Old Town is very busy but lots of quality products. Buses are way to go for 10 pesos in town , plus 20 pesos to Nuevo. Uber less than taxis.
The Condo is in need of updates and repairs.
The property is beautiful and fun! The condo was a little disappointing, we stayed at the Grand Venitien before, in a lovely unitu!, I think my expectations where to high.. some of the closets / drawers were very smelly (Mold), we didn’t want to put our clothes in them. Some things needed repair. The price was good and we booked it at the last minute, so all considered it was doable. The owner, John and the property manager, Karina were always prompt to answer any questions or concerns.
Incredible views, great location
Overall, this is a beautiful condo. The views are the best imaginable. The condo itself is spacious, but it is advertised as a four bedroom and it really only has three real bedrooms and one small closet like space which perhaps a young child could use. The air conditioner worked well and is an absolute necessity. Having a washer and dryer was great as well. The pools are beautiful and well maintained. The restaurant on site was not great, but chicken quesadillas and guacamole by the pool were fine and hit the spot. Don't try the ceviche at the GV restaurant. Also, had a miscommunication with the rental manager and I brought a $500 cashier's check from Bank of America for the security deposit. Apparently Mexican banks don't recognize those, so don't bring one! Fairly minor thing but stressful when you are on vacation. Overall, though, it was a great place to stay and centrally located.
OUR BEST REFERENCES ARE MADE BY OUR GUESTS WHO HAVE STAYED AT OUR CONDO, AS YOU CAN READ THEIR REVIEWS WE ALWAYS STRIVE TO IMPROVE AND MAKE YOUR STAY A MEMORABLE ONE.
THANKING ALL OUR PREVIOUS GUESTS FOR THEIR RECOMENDATIONS.
Great condo beautiful views
Our stay in this beautiful Puerto Vallarta condo was great. The condo is huge and beautifully decorated. We were all in love with the view. Everyone in the hotel was nice and very helpful. All of the restrooms worked and we did not find anything wrong with the house. I would recommend this house 100%
Lovely apartment, fabulous views, but....
The apartment is lovely: very spacious, with a fabulous view of the ocean, mountains and PV. Booking on VRBO was very easy. The owner has a property manager, Karine, who organizes the contract, check in, check out etc. She was very nice and helpful. There were a couple of areas where we had problems but she resolved these quickly... the apartment wasn't fully clean when we arrived - the toilet in one of the bathrooms had a previous user's 'gift' on the outside of the bowl. So gross. I informed Karine and she sent a cleaning lady the next day, but of course we would have much preferred to have the apartment clean when we arrived. The shower in that same bathroom didn't work properly either. It either needs fixing, or there is heavy limescale build up. As there were two other working showers, it wasn't a huge deal, and we just didn't use it. Karine was unable to meet us at the agreed check out time as she was checking in other guests elsewhere. Not a problem, but we were waiting for her before leaving for the airport, and we only found out after I emailed her to find out where she was. She was therefore unable to return our cash security deposit to us (don't forget to bring cash with you for this as it is due on arrival). She returned our deposit by Paypal after we were back home, but forgot to account for the Paypal fee.
The pool area is gorgeous, two infinity pools and two other pools. The largest pool is cooler and I could swim laps (always a plus). The other pools were quite warm, and there are hot tubs too. There were plenty of pool chairs, but as it got closer to Xmas, there weren't enough for everyone and the Grand Venetian employees who patrol were VERY strict on not allowing you to move any furniture. I was berated for sliding my chair back a foot so that I could be in the shade of the umbrella! They constantly check you are wearing the wristband and log you in and out if you go to the beach. No chair hogging allowed either, which is good. They will remove your items if the chairs are unused for over an hour (or longer, depending on when they realize!). This is fair as it's so busy. As long as there is one person in your group there, your chairs are safe. If you are down by 9am you'll find chairs!
The small restaurant is good, and they will serve you poolside (but not IN the pool - strict rules about that too!).
The location is good with a bus stop next door and across the street, so easy to get to PV/supermarkets.
Plenty to do during the day and evening. Bay cruises, night clubs, restaurants, shopping centers, malecon (board walks), water equipment rentals, fishing, eclectic and art stores throughout the area, sightseeing tours to nearby jungle/forest, golf and many other activities.