Guest Reviews

  1. Ajay Pondicherry

    April 2017

    As described in the photos, Dana's place is a very nice 2 bedroom condo overlooking the Nuevo Vallarta Marina. There are beautiful views from all of the balconies in the unit and you can even see the "Dolphin Adventures" show from the spacious living room balcony. Although those sea mammals can be loud it makes for very realistic seaside living. Dana was also an incredibly responsive host who went over and above with his hospitality. My friends, who arrived a day before me, were thrilled with Dana's airport pickup...which he combined with a grocery stop. Would definitely recommend.

  2. Patric Timmermans

    March 2017

    Wonderful experience staying at Dana's place, overlooking the harbour and the dolphins below. Sleeping in the bed outside with the cool breeze coming in at night. Short walk to the beach for sunset ocean swims. A few great restaurants in a few minutes walk. Highly recommended.

  3. Eduardo Jimenez

    March 2017

    Dana's Pent-House was great. My kids loved to be able to see the sea lions and dolphins from the terrace. There are nice restaurants walking distance too. The beach is less than 5 minutes away. The beach is clean and great for the kids compared to other beaches we visited which had much rougher waves. The area is quiet which we enjoyed since we did not look for night life.

  4. Karen Zweig

    February 2017

    Staying at Dana's penthouse was a truly unique experience! We loved basically living outdoors, in a very private space with unbelievable views of the marina, and the Sierra Madre mountains. Morning sun and comfortable afternoon shade -- perfect combination! Several good restaurants within a few minutes' walk, and about five minutes to a fabulous beach. We especially loved the double rocking lounge chair and the telescope for enhanced stargazing! Never got to use the high-end gas grill. We never tired of watching the dolphin and sea lion shows beneath us, Dana was an incredibly helpful host, answering all of our questions quickly, both in advance and during our stay. Highly recommended!

  5. Eric Sorenson

    February 2017

    Great host. Very accommodating following missed flight connections. Clean!

  6. Cesar Cedillo

    July 2016

    As advertised!! Great place to stay. Dana is a super host.

  7. Rocy Venegas

    July 2016

    It was a pleasant surprise to find this place just like it was described. I didn't know what to expect. Would definitely go back again. It was exactly what the photos showed. Felt very homey! Host was great.

  8. Matt Orzen

    June 2016

    We had a wonderful week staying in this condo. It's extremely comfortable, the view is fantastic, and the location is perfect. We were there during one of the busiest weeks of the year and while nearby resorts were packed, our complex was quiet and uncrowded. Dana is a great host. He met us there on arrival and gave us some great recommendations for restaurants and things to do in the area. He even offered to show us around. We had to contact him about a couple of things during the week and he always responded immediately. Thanks for everything Dana. We had a great time. I'll check in with you the next time we're heading down

  9. Fouzi de la Fuente

    June 2016

    Penthouse dreams is definitely a great place to live if you plan to come on Holidays in Puerto Vallarta. Beautiful spot, clean accommodation, hot tub and view on the dolphins and marina, it is exactly like the pictures. It is also calm and there are a lot of great restaurant/bars around if you want to have a nice dinner before going out downtown (20min drive from there but the distance worth it). Dana is also a great host and human being. He was so kind and share his joy of living with us. Thank you again and we will more than happy to come back again in your wonderful Penthouse. From San Francisco

  10. Philip Bayer

    June 2016

    We had a perfect vacation time thanks to Dana! He is a real Super Host! He did everything to make our stay as perfect as possible!

  11. Leah Manozzi

    May 2016

    Dana was great! The place is awesome, spacious and beautiful. 8 of us girls went for a long weekend and we had a blast!

  12. Jack McDermott

    April 2016

    We had a wonderful week at Dana's Penthouse in Nuevo Vallarta. Before we checked in Dana offered rides from the airport and other amenities which was more than generous. The penthouse was lovely, the neighborhood quiet and friendly, and the neighbors were all very accommodating during our stay. Dana even checked on us after we had one heck of a thunderstorm blow though for a couple of hours. You cant ask for anything more from a host than what Dana provided over the week. We hope to be back more in the future, especially to take a hot tub from the roof top deck and morning sunrises in the mountains from your bed!

  13. Kim Petross

    March 2016

    This was the best place I have ever stayed in PV ! Beautiful, Peaceful and the most awesome host, who goes out of his way to make sure your stay is perfect! I will be back Dana, hopefully sooner then later, and my paddle boarding skills will be beyond beginner

  14. Lorena Gomez

    February 2016

    This place definitely exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend this place. We booked the top and bottom floors and Dana was a great host from start to finish. He constantly checked in on us and had a great response time. We will come back to this location and more so to see Dana. This guy is just as amazing as his property.

  15. Homero Garza

    January 2016

    Our stay at the penthouse was great! The place was very clean and with a lot of character . The location is excellent , the marina views are awesome and the beach and many really good restaurants are within walking distance. Dana is an extraordinary host, he received us and made us feel at home . We are hoping to come again soon . Thanks Dana

  16. Justin Matsui

    December 2015

    Our stay at Penthouse Dreams was great. The place is just as described. Dana is an excellent host and very accommodating. He went above and beyond during our stay. On our trip, one in our group fell ill with food poisoning, and I fell and hurt my knee badly enough that I was unable to walk. Dana arranged for a doctor to stop by and check in on us! We were given appropriate prescriptions to help. I can't say enough about what a great host he is. Dana is also an avid paddle boarder and gave two of us lessons. the lessons were super convenient as they took place at the marina right outside the front entry way of the building. A few items to note about the place. If you are heavily dependent on Internet access, or are making this a 'working' vacation, this might not be the place for you to stay.There are a handful of good restaurants in the marina. There is a great café next door that has smoothies to die for. Taxis are readily available in the area as well. There is a taxi stand during the day time hours right behind the place as well as a 24 hour stand a 3 minute walk away. The area felt safe during the evening, I had no problems walking by myself. All in all, this was a great place to stay. Thank you again, Dana!

  17. Anna

    Penthouse Dreams was just perfect! From the start Dana was a great host and renter. He answered all my question via email quickly and thoroughly. Everything from directions to the penthouse, to how much taxis would be and suggestions for activities and restaurants. Upon arrival, he was there for us whenever needed. The penthouse itself was the highlight of our time in Nuevo Vallarta. So open and airy, yet very private. Most our time was spent enjoying the balcony with the swinging bed and jacuzzi but the bedroom was very comfortable too. Such a treat to wake up and look down to the water to see dolphins and sea lions. If you are headed to Nuevo Vallarta and looking for a romantic yet convient rental, then the Penthouse is the place for you! Thanks for everything Dana!

  18. Dimitri

    It was perfect while it lasted. The place is very private and quiet - well, not all the day, somehow the sea lions right below the balcony make people laugh so you inevitably will be distracted from your margaritas - it is well worth it though. The beach is just five minutes away, it is not crowded, you can walk as far as the Rio Ameca, see the sea life like birds or an occasional yacht thrown to the shore or, if you are lucky as we were, you can meet few baby turtles and help the little guys to go back to the ocean. Transportation is convenient, 3 minutes walk and you're at the bus stop. The guys in the booths around will try to sell you a tour or a timeshare but it happens only the first time. They're very helpful as a source of general information like direction or bus schedule. If you prefer a cab you can get one even closer. And of course many thanks to Dana, he is very helpful. Some picky guests we were yet few problems we had were resolved quickly and efficiently. Everything was so great we don't want to go anywhere else for vacation. Thank you Dana, we hope to see you next year.

  19. Sam

    Dana is simply a superstar guest. really. brilliant company; great fun; considerate tidy and clean. And so easy going and helpful - he was kind enough to give me a lift home one night and was really helpful with other guests I had staying here. A really great guy - don't miss the chance to host him if you get it. Very highly recommended as a guest

  20. Jany

    Dana was great fun, friendly, chatty and very polite and considerate always clearing up after himself! great to meet you Dana - now i must save up and come over to Mexico where all the good weather is!! All the best for the rest of your travels.

  21. Ray & Carol

    The Penthouse was more than expected. We rented the two floors as there was 5 of us, 4 in our 60’s and my mother in her 80’s. The elevator and proximity to restaurants, transportation and beach were great for my mother who walks with a cane. It was hard to leave for a days outing as the view and 3 plus shows a day of dolphins and sea lions doing their tricks was captivating. There are 7 plus restaurants within a short walk and we can recommend Mariscos en Tostadas just out the back door as very good sea food with extremely friendly staff. Dana made our stay even more pleasant with the added care he provided us. He picked us up at the airport which took much of the pressure off arriving in unfamiliar territory. He gave us a personal tour of the surroundings and even took us grocery shopping and to a Sunday market. Needless to say we hit it off with Dana. He also provided us with a discount on Vallarta Adventures and we took in the dinner theater Rhythms of the Night, a must see.

  22. Carmen & Kim

    Just spent a fabulous two weeks at the penthouse. We had been searching for unique accommodations in the PV area and the penthouse delivered beyond our expectations! It is super chill...The combination of its location, privacy, security and serenity was exactly what we were looking for. Many days we had a hard time leaving the rooftop to go do anything else. Being located in the Nuevo Vallarta area you are well situated to visit other locales north such as Bucerias, Sayulita and San Pancho as well as being a convenient bus ride south into downtown PV. As we had friends staying both north and south it proved to be a perfect HQ for our visit.

    The 270 degree view was an added bonus as there was always something to see from our perch on the rooftop. Dana was an absolutely fabulous host, his thoughtful and personal attention during our stay went far beyond the "call of duty". He was an incredible resource for information about the area and a fun person to spend time time. We definitely feel we have made a new friend. We would love to return as we think we have discovered the perfect spot in the PV area and would highly recommend the penthouse to anyone looking for a truly special experience.

  23. Wendy & Rudy

    Dana thank you so very much for having us in your condo!! Our stay was very comfy.. What a wonderful location just a 5 min walk along marina to the ocean ... A great view of marina , sea lions and dolphins , tons of great restaurants and entertainment !! The grocery store is just a 7 min cab ride away if we needed anything and words can't express how much we enjoyed your company your are a very hospitality and genuin smile is priceless !! Thank you again till next time xo

  Dana Doncaster is a Superhost on airbnb.