Spectacular Penthouse W/ 30ft High Thatched Roof, On The Beach

  • bath Property Type : Condo
  • bath 3 Bedrooms
  • bath 3 Bathrooms
  • bath 6 Sleeps


Welcome to our oceanfront penthouse Condo Albatros, a vacation rental in charming and quaint Bucerias, Mexico right on the beach of Banderas Bay on the Mexican Riviera. We think this condo and its beachside location are utterly spectacular, and we surely hope that our guests do as well! 
Our condo is one of only five, full floor units located right on the wide and sandy beach in the Golden Zone of Bucerias. We have a totally unobstructed view of the ocean! Here the water is clean and clear, and the beach especially near us is only spotted with people. Our place is perfect for couples or for families. From any window in the condo you have marvelous views. You are sure to see pelicans, fisherman in their boats, spectacular sunsets—and if you are lucky, you might even spot dolphins and whales. Many birds fly right by at eye level, and the palm tree tops gently rustle outside of the window or balcony. With our superb location, you are only a short beach walk right into the fishing village of Bucerias. 
Our condo is very user friendly. It has approximately 2600 square feet of living space and an additional large, ocean- front balcony extending across the entire back of the unit. The unit is brand new, almost totally unused to this point. The floor to ceiling sliding glass doors fully open across the entire back of the unit onto the large balcony, overlooking the pool, the beach and the blue ocean. Very expansive views!
Our building is exclusive and unusual because it only has only a total of five units, one unit per floor and all units are oceanfront. The building has an elevator. Our complex is very private (gates help provide privacy and security.) A beach door near the pool takes you directly onto the beach from our property. Adjacent to the building is a secure, covered parking area providing each unit one space to park a vehicle. 
The entire condo has just been newly painted and is in tip-top shape!  It has been used only a handful of times. The master bedroom, living room area and dining room area all have full ocean views. Gentle breezes and the sound of the surf complete the picture. The 30 foot high palapa roof/ceiling with its beautiful hanging Mexican crafted lights and chandeliers help keep the breezes flowing through the condo. How nice to have natural AC!  We also have ceiling fans in the common areas for the warmer days. 
Our condo has three bedrooms, all with King beds, dressers, and spacious closets. Each bedroom has overhead fans and air conditioners with controls in each bedroom. Beautiful handmade Mexican onyx lamps gently light the rooms on the bedside tables. Paintings in the condo were done by our Mexican friend and painter, Blanca Borbolla, including a sunset scene from the balcony of the master bedroom. In addition to the beautiful decorations, each bedroom has its own palapa-roof balcony accessible through sliding glass doors.  They afford spectacular views both day and night. The master bedroom has an ensuite tiled bathroom; the other two bedrooms also each have their own tiled baths, outside of each bedroom door. All bathrooms have granite countertops. Open the shower windows to hear the sound of the crashing surf. A real treat! 
Our condo is equipped with everything you could think of in modern conveniences, luxury and comfort. The common living area has a comfortable living room section next to the large sliding doors. Our living room wall is decorated with lovely Mexican plates, artfully arranged in a wave-like pattern. There is also another area for 60inch TV watching, with a comfortable couch. Artwork throughout the condo has been carefully chosen by the owners and purchased from local artisans, such as the sparkling and colorful stained glass mirror.  
The condo’s kitchen has all brand new stainless steel appliances as well as granite countertops. There is a dishwasher and water purifiers have been installed in the kitchen. The kitchen is very well appointed. Enjoy a drink using the lovely Mexican glasses seated at the breakfast bar. Or, enjoy making a simple snack or a full Mexican dinner – there are even cookbooks to use! 
Adjacent to the kitchen is a conveniently located washer and dryer for the convenience of the guests. These appliances are also brand new. 
There are many spots to enjoy your meals and drinks in the condo. Take your glass or plate and enjoy the privacy of your bedroom deck. Or, sit at the breakfast bar in the kitchen and watch a chef prepare a full Mexican feast for you. (Arrangements can be made through our property caretaker and your host.) For a group of eight, sit at the large, square,  glass top dining room table next to the open balcony. Or, of course you can enjoy the ocean breeze and spectacular views as you dine on the oceanfront balcony! 
The grounds of Condo Albatros include a large, grassy area in the back of the property, a covered eating area in the front near the pool, and a convenient outdoor bathroom  close to the pool. The pool is situated right next to the beach, and is surrounded by lounge chairs, drink tables and umbrellas. It is just steps down to the beach through the private beach door. Secure parking is adjacent to the condo.
Folks ask us if a car is a necessity while staying at Condo Albatros. While nice to have, we do not feel that it is a necessity to rent a car. We do have the aforementioned parking space for one car if you decide to rent one. On foot you can reach a mini-super (Mary Paz) just two minutes away where you can buy just about everything you might need. In addition, there are fruit and veggie shops in Bucerias as well as fish and meat markets. Delicious bakeries abound.  All of these places are accessible by foot and are fun to go to for food and goodies. For larger shopping needs, it is easy to take the local bus to Mega Supermarket, a large grocery store just five minutes away on the bus.  It is easy and entertaining to ride the Mexican buses, and it is a close walk to the bus stop from our condo to get on a bus which will take you to points north and south, of course including Puerto Vallarta.
Consider coming to Bucerias and staying in our condo during the summer months of May through October. Then the pace is slow. The restaurants and shops are less crowded and the beaches are empty. It is also a lot less expensive –money goes further!   Enjoy a Mexican summer vacation! 
We consider ourselves very lucky to have a wonderful Mexican man, Jorge, as our property caretaker. He will personally greet you, and he will help you settle in. He can guide you in your restaurant selection and give you tour suggestions, or help you find medical care in the unfortunate case you need it. He can arrange for transportation or even find a chef to come to Condo Albatros and cook up a feast for you. He is easily and readily available as he lives and works very close by. 
Bucerias is a village that has retained its Mexican charm, filled with great folks, and a friendliness and “laid-backness” second to none. It has the most wonderful sandy beach that stretches for miles and is sparsely populated, and the beach is dotted with a whole variety of beach-side restaurants. Bucerias has a genuine small town, Mexican flair with its market, Sunday night family night on the town square, the first day of spring children’s parade , its lovely community church—really too many things to mention here. All can be found in Bucerias – coffee shops, churro stands, tacos in the square, art galleries, mini super markets, meat and fish markets, bus stops going north and south, pharmacies, English speaking doctors and dentists, and a large grocery store a mere five minutes away. All these things are well within easy walking distance of our condo. 
Come and stay with us at Condo Albatros and enjoy the ambiance of Bucerias, with its cobblestone streets and sandy beach, delicious food, friendly folks, gorgeous flowers and marvelous culture. You will be glad to be here!.

Amenities & Activities

  • - Shower
  • - Hair Dryer
  • - King Bed (3)
Child Friendly
  • - Playground
  • - Child Friendly
Cooling Comfort
  • - Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • - Dining Area
  • - Dining
  • - Seating for 8 People
Disability Access Features
  • - Wheelchair Accessible
  • - Elevator
  • - Cable TV
  • - Satellite TV
  • - DVD Player
  • - Video Library
  • - Stereo
  • - Television
  • - Music Library
  • - Games
  • - No Pets Allowed
  • - Telephone
  • - No Smoking
  • - Linens Provided
  • - Towels Provided
  • - Clothes Dryer
  • - Living Room
  • - Iron and Board
Home Office
  • - Internet Access
  • - Wireless Internet Access
  • - Microwave
  • - Dishwasher
  • - Stove
  • - Oven
  • - Coffee Maker
  • - Refrigerator
  • - Kitchen
  • - Dishes and Utensils
  • - Pantry Items
  • - Grill
  • - Toaster
  • - Washing Machine
Outside Living
  • - Balcony
  • - Deck
  • - Patio
  • - Outdoor Grill
  • - Lawn / Garden
  • - Water Sports Gear
  • - Parking Available
Recreation located at the Resort or On Premise
  • - Fitness Room
Swimming Pool
  • - Communal Pool
Nearby Activities
  • - Bird Watching
  • - Boating
  • - Deep Sea Fishing
  • - Fishing
  • - Horseback riding
  • - Jet Skiing
  • - Kayaking
  • - Mountain Biking
  • - Paddle Boats
  • - Parasailing
  • - Sailing
  • - SCUBA
  • - Sightseeing
  • - Snorkeling
  • - Swimming
  • - Tennis
  • - Tubing
  • - Walking Tours
  • - Water Parks
  • - Whale Watching
  • - Wildlife Viewing
  • - Windsurfing
  • - Churches
  • - Health/beauty Spa
  • - Shelling
  • - Beachcombing
  • - Eco Tourism
  • - photography
  • - Paragliding
Nearby Attractions
  • - Oceanfront
  • - Beachfront
  • - Near Beach
  • - Near Golf
  • - Near Shopping
  • - Near Restaurants
  • - Mountain View
  • - Ocean View

Additional Rate Information

Refundable Damage Deposit  $500

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About the Owner

Owner Info
Jim & Dency

Speaks: English

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About the Owner

We feel so very lucky to have bought Dolce Vita. It is indeed a gem and in a wonderful location. The special Mexican touches in the house and the beautiful woodwork are lovely. We are surrounded by good folks and delightful shops and restaurants. Outside our door we can buy fresh strawberries, muffins, watermelons, We are a quick walk into town and a three minute walk to a fabulous uncrowded sandy beach. We can walk right down the beach to several yummy Mexican beachside restaurants and watch the sunset as we have our drinks! It could not be better! We are stiill working here in Alaska (Jim is a civil engineer and construction manager) and Dency is a teacher of the deaf and owns her own tutoring business. We hope soon to retire to Mexico six months of the year and spend the summer months here in spectacular Alaska . We then can have the best of both worlds!

Guest Reviews

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Doesn't get much better!
La Mar

Our family of 5 (all adults) recently returned from a fabulous week at this lovely condo. It is as described and pictured and I think all of us would choose to stay there again in the future. One could be happy just hanging out at the condo but it also convenient to everything Bucerias has to offer. Several of the other condo owners were in residence while we were there and they were lovely as were the other guests we encountered. There were a few minor issues ( a problem with the receipt of our 2nd payment, a broken thermostat on the refrigerator which consistently froze and ruined our fresh food, and a leaky pipe in one of the bathrooms -which we were not informed about even though it was a known issue - that flooded one of the bedroom one night and cause my son to slip and fall ) No place is perfect but I did expect at least an apology from the owners and so far that hasn't happened. Never-the-less, if these issues have been corrected, and I believe they will be, we found the condo to be a great value and did enjoy our stay.

Stayed Date : Feb 05, 2015
Submitted Date : Jan 19, 2019
Great location
Katie M.

This condo was perfect for our vacation with friends. We had 5 adults in this 3 bedroom condo, we had plenty of space, and I loved the private balconies off of each bedroom. The pool was the perfect size for the condo building and it was never crowded. We were there for Easter Week and expected crowds on the beach but there were never more than a few groups of people on the beach in front of the condo. It is just the right distance from city center of Bucerias to keep the crowds down. That being said, it is a quick 10 minute walk to city center where there are several restaurants and shops. We loved being on the top floor of the condo unit, the afternoon breezes were amazing and we had completely uninteruppted views of the kite surfers. We had 2 fluent spanish speakers in our party, which was nice, but not necessary within Bucerias.

Stayed Date : Apr 10, 2014
Submitted Date : Jan 19, 2019
Fortunate to have viewed this property when the owners had just purchased it.
Joan and Tom

This property is everything the owners say it is. We have had a tour of this property and we hope to stay here one day. We have had the pleasure of staying at their other property just behind this one. The owners are very gracious and do everything necessary to make your stay the best!

Stayed Date : Mar 11, 2013
Submitted Date : Jan 19, 2019

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