Archive for August, 2010

PVRPV’s Featured Property of the Week: Casa Corona

Inspired by the breathtaking views of the bay and the city, this 4,400 square foot Hacienda is perfect for entertaining wedding parties, corporate guests or extended family.

Casa Corona showcases classic Hacienda architecture and the finest craftsmanship and authentic decor in the region. Each room features unique hand painted barrow tiles, rich hand carved woodwork, elegant wrought iron staircases, tall Mexican shutter doors and windows and locally crafted iron and leather furniture.

An exceptional place for large family gatherings, the main floor features an expansive great room and an extraordinary gourmet kitchen with state of the art appliances and fixtures. Three of the exquisite ensuite bedrooms are located here. Two of the bedrooms share a common veranda overlooking the ocean, the third bedroom features a private garden and soaking tub.

The great room overlooks the private grounds featuring the Jacuzzi tub which cascades into the pool. Surrounded by lush native gardens, the adjacent bar and seating area are shaded by native coconut palm trees and exotic tropical foliage highlighted by an extensive variety of orchids. Home to wild canaries, hummingbirds, parakeets and a variety of native birds, the grounds are perfect for entertaining friends and family or corporate events.

The terrace level captures the breathtaking view of the entire city, the ocean and the Bay of Bahia. Your private terrace is perfect for watching whales, cruise ships, yachts, or local fishing boats come and go, or entertaining friends while enjoying the fireworks every night.

The lower floor features two additional stunning bedroom suites with king-size beds. Every bedroom is meticulously decorated with a king sized hand carved or wrought iron beds and appointed with luxurious linens.

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Casa Corona is also available at 3 & 4 Bedroom rates:

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PVRPV’s Featured Property of the Week: Casa Chickie

This new, amazing and very spacious Puerto Vallarta Home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in its 2000 square feet. This House Rental in Puerto Vallarta is of a modern design with crisp clean lines and a Zen-like feel of sophisticated living.

Casa Chickie’s main floor is comprised of a modern kitchen, dining room, living room and has a spacious covered patio, extending the living space outdoors giving itself to a constant gentle breeze. With a fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher, cook top, oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, blender, etc. and a living room with flat-screen TV with satellite programming, DVD player and stereo with MP3/I-Pod jack. On top of that, this modern PVRPV Home opens onto a covered patio with sitting area and a patio table which is beside a small open outdoor garden.

The upper level of this Vacation Rental Home features a large master suite, two additional bedrooms, bathroom with shower, and a workspace with connection to wireless high-speed internet. The master suite offers a queen-size bed, a private en-suite with shower and double countertop vessel sinks, sitting area, air conditioning, loads of storage and a built-in personal safe. There is a queen-size bed in the second bedroom, as well as, two double beds in the third bedroom, both bedrooms being air conditioned.

Brushed by cool breezes, the rooftop terrace boasts amazing views of the Bay of Bandera’s including the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the picturesque rooftops of the town.

Cool off in the private swimming pool, soak up the sun, relax on the double-size lounge under the shade arbor, read a book in the hammock, or view a fantastic sunset and the evening fireworks in this Puerto Vallarta Home Rental.

Casa Chickie may also be booked in conjunction with its sister, Apartamento Chickie, forming a compound that sleeps a total of 12 guests.

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PVRPV’s Featured Property of the Week: Casa Caracol

This private Vallarta vacation rental lends itself as a hideaway for one or two couples. It is located right in the heart of friendly Puerto Vallarta, in the neighborhood called Gringo Gulch, four houses away from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s famed house.

At this Puerto Vallarta luxurious rental you can enjoy breathtaking views of the river, the mountains, the jungle and the Banderas Bay, as well as, the bird sanctuary. This PV home features a 1000 square feet private rooftop Palapa, internet access, pool, air conditioning, ceiling fans, 1 Bedroom with a King sized bed, 1 Bedroom with a Queen sized bed, television with cable, phone, CD & DVD player, I-Pod docking system, washer, dryer, fully equipped kitchen with all the amenities you could need such as: cook top, oven, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, blender, purified water system and much more.

This Puerto Vallarta rental home is within short walking distances to delicious restaurants, tour agencies, bars, shopping, & Puerto Vallarta’s well-known night life.

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PVRPV’s Summer Bowling League Celebrates Wrap Up Party!!!

Bowling is viewed by many as just a way for overweight, beer-drinking guys working dead-end nine to five jobs to blow off steam. This has caused it to be the butt of jokes and an object of satire on television and in movies. Of course, for those who enjoy bowling, the basis for this reputation might be part of its appeal. Although some might argue otherwise, bowling is a sport in that it involves physical exertion and competition.  

After fifteen Wednesday’s, 25,000 frames and 260,305 pins knocked down, the PVRPV Summer Bowling League at Puerto Vallarta’s Bolerama has come to a successful end.  The fun, frivolity and friendship continued one last time (August 12, 2010) for the season-end recognition party at the very popular Café de Roma and our hosts Fox, Jorge, Juan Carlos and Edgar.

The evening started with a 50/50 raffle coordinated by master salesperson, Miguel Velázquez, who generated well over 3000 pesos.  1500 pesos were donated on behalf of the PVRPV League to Families at the Dump, an organization that began back in 2006 with the Developer of Paradise Village Resort to provide physical, educational, medical, spiritual and emotional support to the families living in the garbage dump and surrounding areas.  The additional 1500 pesos were eagerly presented to Bill Kelly.

Following the drawing, bowling awards were presented to:


  1. Santiago Tello Ruiz
  2. Victor Quiroz
  3. Jorge Cadena   
  4. Francisco Javier Garcia
  5. Lori Lorenzen
  6. Leighton Devine
  7. Angel Cocula Reynoso
  8. Wally Demary Jr.
  9. Oscar Cabrera
  10. Jakob Walder


  1.  John Power
  2. Gary Green
  3. Angel Cocula Reynoso
  4. Dana Scapa
  5. David Schwendeman


  1. The Dream Team
  2. Split or Swallow
  3. Amigas
  4. The Bowling Stones
  5. The Sonics
  6. The Fantastic Four
  7. Mexlend Martillos
  8. Pacifico Lovers
  9. Casa Cupula
  10. Pin Jocks

Steve Snyder from The Sonics captured the title of Most Likely Not to Become a Professional Bowler Award.

While Pins in Paradise captured the Royal Flush Award for “bringing up the rear” over the 15 week session.

Gabriel Atondo Herran stole the Most Spirited Award for his seaon-long cheerleading efforts.

Edson Rodríguez, Yadira Aréchiga and the wonderful staff at Puerto Vallarta’s Bolerama, next to Club Collage, were appropriately recognized for their hospitality and giant pat on the backs were extended to Paloma Bartz, Alma Salgado, Miguel Velázquez, James Myers and Tim Longpré and his entire PVRPV team for their support over the past several months.

Following the ceremony, a karaoke head-to-head challenge took to the stage with songs from the Eagles, Dionne Warwick, Sublime, Luis Miguel and more! Arturo Calderón “wowed” the crowd (and especially the judges) to capture “top honors” and garnered the 1,000 pesos top cash prize. 

Friends of the league including Sr. Fox from Café Roma – Old Town, Denise Derameé from Banderas News for all her support, Ray Dion from Promovision, Joseph Kandoll Photographer – First Bowling Night, Oscar Cabrera – Bowling Nights Photographer & Wrap Up Party Photographer, Jorge Ramírez were instrumental to the success of the league and hope that they would be supported for their dedication. A special thank you to our sponsors Arturo Ornelas from Emotion – Galerias Vallarta, Martha Parra from Lukumbé Café – Fluvial, Karina Eboli from Starbucks – Península, Nina Goodhope from– La Bodega Nina, Martín Mendoza from The Blue Massage Spa – Romantic Zone, Gary Green from Andales on the Bay – Olas Altas.

Due to the popularity of the Summer League, organizers have started a new league that begins on October 6th 2010 and ends on April 20th 2011.  The weekly cost is only $115 pesos and includes three games of bowling, shoe rental, season-end awards, league party and more!  Space is limited.  Contact Tim at or Paloma at for more information.

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PVRPV’s Summer League Last Bowling Night

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The final balls were thrown and pins knocked down last Wednesday at Bolerama Vallarta, as the first summer bowling league wrapped up. Lots of lofting balls coming down hard on the lanes, slow shots slowly knocking pins down as if in slow motion, curve shots that amazingly recovered from almost being in the gutter, we saw it all this summer! Lots of turkeys, lots of dancing, and at least one player sliding down the lane after his ball!

All in all a lot of fun was had by the 14 teams, 56 players, and numerous celebrity substitutes that all helped make the summer league a big success! A big thanks goes out to all the players who participated, Tim at PVRPV for his hard work on organizing, Alma and Miguel and Paloma of PVRPV for assisting every night, and especially to Edson and his team at Bolerama Vallarta, who kept the lanes working and drinks and snacks flowing week after week!

There was quite a bit of competition between several top players and teams, with the top positions being swapped a few times in the final weeks of the league. The top average recorded was an amazing 145.48 by John P Power and the top total pins was recorded by Angel Cocula with 5626, both with several players close behind. The top team knocked down over 20,000 pins! The names behind these amazing numbers will be announced at the big wrap up party on Wednesday!!!

The summer league wrap up party will be held next Wednesday at our usual bowling time of 7pm, downtown in Centro at Café Roma, beside the Rio Cuale. There will be awards and prizes handed out to many of the players. Please RSVP to Tim at or Paloma at right away if you have not done so already! Bowlers and subs who played 3 or more times get in free and for non-players and bowling fans tickets are only $100 pesitos! Juice, beer and pizza is included! 100% of the money raised in the 50/50 draw will be used at the party!!!

A lot of talent was shown during the summer, and many top players are continuing on to the winter league starting in October. Please contact Tim at or Paloma at if you are interested in participating!

See you all at the big wrap up party! Chuza! Chuza! Chuza!!!

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Interior Design students at The New England Institute of Art cross cultures to work with citizens of a Mexican village on plans to create new Community Center. Reuse – Recycle- Reclaim drives project.


PRLog (Press Release)Aug 03, 2010 – What do Interior Design students at Brookline’s New England Institute of Art (NEiA) have in common with a sleepy Mexican village?  Thanks to adjunct faculty member Deborah Drew, a shared passion to create a community center.

Drew, who winters in the village of La Penita de Jaltemba, on the west coast of Mexico was attracted to the town for its blending of people with many cultural personalities.  She also was drawn by the sense of community and common desires to help La Penita through its growing pains and daily struggles. “We love the town the way it is,” says Drew, but we want to help and do so by making suggestions and backing them up by stressing the importance of recycling, opening the mangroves for fresh water, by providing a few scholarships and building Eco-parks.”

While back in Brookline, Drew, who teaches Interior Design at NEiA, approached her students about taking on a project to help La Penita reach its long-time dream.  The center’s design, to benefit everyone from children to the elderly was quickly embraced.

The site is an existing basketball court with two smaller buildings adjacent to the town plaza.  Drew brushed off her architectural skills and laid out the program based on what she knew her townsfolk in Mexico wanted.  “The project is large; as long and as deep as a 15-story building lying on its side,” says Drew.  “I did the base work and then handed it off to the students.”  

Each student is concentrating on a specific area.  One is creating a yoga studio which impacts another student’s design for the main event area.  Another is incorporating a tire wall that abuts the gift shop. The reclaimed tires used on one side create a wall, while on the opposite side those tires are carved into storage spaces.  The Center will include an indoor/outdoor play area, an arts and crafts room, a library and reading room, changing room, public restrooms, a commercial kitchen and permanent dining area.   The main event area will be able to host up to 300 guests from annual fundraisers to monthly local meetings.  There is also a large area dedicated to receiving and organizing recycled items delivered by the townspeople.

Throughout the entire process, the students have corresponded with people in La Penita. “This is a rare opportunity for students to not only design a space, but to work with people of another culture with different needs and desires,” says Drew.  “They have worked day and night and gladly attended a weekend class, spending all day Sunday working on the project.”  The actual building of the facility may be years away, as Drew and her fellow La Penita residents work to raise the funds, but the groundwork will be laid.  “I hope to continue the project in future classes,” adds Drew.

The progress of the student’s work can be tracked on the Community Center response link on

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The New England Institute of Art is one of The Art Institutes a system of over 45 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.
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Jewelry Party in Puerto Vallarta

Come join us in our first ever…

August 12th · 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Liana’s SazOn! Restaurant

Santuario 149 Corner of Paseo de Las Palmas, Barrio Santa Maria

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Awesome Jewelry Made in México, Silver-plated or 24k gold-plated and cut crystal jewelry and gorgeous rosaries of high quality and very affordable prices. Plus refreshments, coffees and delicious pastries and more available at reasonable prices. See you there!

Great event to start your holiday shopping while the selection is plentiful and it will give you time to place an order for personally designed pieces. Sit and relax over coffee or other beverages and enjoy a tasty treat while viewing the selection and meeting Liana, Tom and Alex.
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Why did you move to Puerto Vallarta Full and/or Part Time?

Please participate in the PVRPV poll directed to Residents Full and Part time of Puerto Vallarta:

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