Paradise For Sale
Buying a piece of paradise: A Mexican penthouse brings a $1.2 million price tag and tropical wows
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Are you ready to pack your bags? A luxurious penthouse in the planned residential resort community of Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, is ready to whisk adventurous home buyers away with open-air architecture, sweeping beachfront views and tropical charm.
The price to stop being a tourist and become an owner of a piece of paradise? A cool $1.2 million.
At least, you can always dream about it.
About Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Located a scenic 15-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta's international airport, Nuevo Vallarta is home to luxury villas, condos and estates, many with canals leading to private docking piers. The marina development features a 3,000-slip, state-of-the-art facility. Many malls, stores and eateries in the area are popular for day and evening excursions.
The white sand not only attracts sun worshippers and beachcombers, but endangered Caguama turtles as well.
The white sand not only attracts sun worshippers and beachcombers, but endangered Caguama turtles as well, who lay their eggs each winter on the beaches of Nuevo Vallarta.
Winding down Nuevo Vallarta's boulevards lined with palm trees and exotic vegetation, owners turn into the drive at 1143 Nayarit nearby The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta. Residents of the mid-rise have assigned parking, so it's time to leave the car — and worries — behind and head up to the penthouse.
A dramatic two-story-tall entry seamlessly becomes the main room, where ocean breezes from the back terrace flow throughout the first floor. Dining is always al fresco here, with designer all-weather dining table and chairs located on the oversized balcony. The panoramic view from this vantage point seems endless, and below, a private pool and sandy beaches await.
Back inside, the chef's kitchen opens to the lofty great room. The master bedroom is tucked away on the first floor, complete with private access to a secluded sitting area on the terrace. Tropical wood, exposed wood beams, locally sourced stones and tiled floors found throughout the penthouse find balance with the contemporary architecture. A modern stairwell takes visitors upstairs to a formal living room and casual dining room, and a catwalk connects one end of the second floor of the house to the other.
In addition to the master bedroom, the penthouse includes three other bedrooms with full en suite baths and a full bath off the great room. An working elevator is available, as are an exercise room and large outdoor whirlpool tub for soaking under the stars.
Square footage: 4,801
Asking price: $1.2 million
Listing agent:Colleen Phalen, John Daugherty, Realtors