This beautiful large unit is new, modern, well equipped, clean, and comfortable. The property is immaculately maintained. The beds and sheets were comfortable and the bathrooms were huge. The individual air conditioning units and ceiling fans made it easy to adjust to our particular preferences. The pool and courtyard are beautiful. The pool was great for relaxing at the end of the day. However, due to the surrounding walls and building, the area doesn't get sun so it's not an alternative to lying at the beach.
The young man who takes care of the building during the day was friendly, helpful and hardworking. He would call cabs for us and if they didn't answer the phone, he'd run down to the bridge and find one!
The location is in a residential neighborhood. As first time visitors and two women travelers, we were not immediately comfortable. We didn't realize how far we were from the beach (we were told a 10 minute walk, but it was more like 20 minutes over uneven cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, through food truck seating, etc...). We felt safe walking home in the dark when families were still out but usually took a cab after 9 or 10 at night. We discovered that the other guests had been to Puerto Vallarta in the past and were thrilled to be in a less touristy area. And they gave us great tips that made us more comfortable and ultimately satisfied with our choice of vacation rental.
If you like to go to the beach, bring some kind of water shoes/sandals other than flip flops. Walking over the cobblestones and on the rocky beaches was challenging. If you're a light sleeper, bring ear plugs. In general, the neighborhood is quiet but there are roosters crowing from 5am. It sounds like they are right outside your window, even with the windows closed and the air-conditioning on.
This is a gem of a place, for the traveler who wants a residential Mexican neighborhood with top of the line amenities.
. The kitchen was huge and there was plenty of purified water. The young man who took care of the property during the day was friendly, helpful,and reliable. He would actually run down the block to get cabs when he couldn't get them by phone.