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Sierra del Mar 

The developers of the Sierra del Mar Privileged Residential Community, Puerto Vallarta's award-winning gated hillside neighborhood, located on the scenic south shore just 12 minutes from downtown, above Playas Gemelas, proudly present "Sierra del Mar Ocean Front Residences at Los Arcos", their new gated ocean front community, two minutes further down the road to Mismaloya, between Paredon Colorado, and the natural landmark that first gave the destination its original name ("Puerto Las Penas"): the Los Arcos isles.

Sierra del Mar's Ocean Front Residences at Los Arcos consists of a never before developed 1/2 Kilometer (1/3 mi.) stretch of waterfront, that is singular due to its emerald-colored ocean, mature tropical trees and vegetation, spectacular granite boulders, and exotic coast line. This natural setting will be home for nine custom homes, 10 stair-stepped villas and 34 condominium residences located in four exclusive mid rise buildings.

The project's infrastructure includes two separate gated entryways, tranquil service drives with sidewalks, underground utilities and landscaped areas, ideal for taking nature walks. Amenities include a private beach club, with a palapa lounge, snack bar, sunning terrace, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and gym.

The first phase of custom homesites is sold out, with some of the residences currently under construction. Building of the first condominium residences, Arco Menor and Arco Mayor, is also underway, with completion scheduled for January 2009.

CONDOMINIUM RESIDENCES The exclusive ocean front condominium residences offered by Sierra del Mar at los Arcos, are designed to provide the spaciousness and comfort of a home, in the convenient form of luxury condominium living. Designed by renowned Guadalajara architect, Juan Manuel Munguia, (among other projects: "EI Banco" Community at Punta Mita , & World Trade Center Guadalajara), these one, and two, units per floor, condo residences have approximately 3,200 square feet of usable space, including three large bedrooms, three and a half baths, spacious dining, entertaining, and kitchen areas, with ample terraces that enjoy 46 feet of ocean frontage.

 

Location | South Shore

Combine the boundless green jungle with the surf-splashed rocks of a coast interspersed with private coves, add a place to view the constantly changing palette of the bay, and you have the South Shore, where rugged, low-density residences, as well as villas and other homes, dot the coastline on the curving road toward Barra de Navidad. Many forms of adventure are abundant here, including mountain climbing, birding, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, several canopy tours and any number of trips into the jungle and mountains by horse, all-terrain vehicle or even on foot. A rustic spa is hidden off the main road in nearby El Nogalito. Home to several hotels and time-share condominiums, the South Shore is nevertheless primarily residential. This month, the list of pros and cons comes from homeowners in Sierra del Mar, one of the area's exclusive residential enclaves.

Technical Information & Amenities 

CONDOMINIUM RESIDENCES Six story buildings with one or two 3,200 square foot unit per floor. " Each unit will enjoy 14 meters (46 ft.) of ocean view frontage, with over 450 square feet of covered terrace. " The unit will contain 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, dining and living rooms, kitchen, laundry, utility room , and private elevator access. (Upgrade option with additional staff quarters or office, and bathroom available*). " Ceiling heights are 8 ft. 7 in., with exception of kitchen, dining room, living room, and master bedroom, that all have 10ft. 7 in. ceilings. " Garage-level owners' closets and storage areas, covered assigned garage-level parking (one per unit), wi elevator access. " Interior owners' closets, storage, & utility rooms. " Common areas (shared between 6 unit building 3 "Arco Menor" and 11 unit building 4 "Arco Mayor"): gardens, terraces, covered picnic area ("palapa"), infinity pool with beach-style entry, jacuzzi, pool baths and sand deck.

CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS Rock foundations with reinforced concrete structure. " Solid block walls with mortar stucco finish. " 24 in. x 24 in. cross-cut travertine marble floors. " Marble bath and granite kitchen counter tops. " Custom tropical wood carpentry, with solid 8 ft. 7 in. doors. " German PVC windows and sliding doors, w/2 pane laminated glass, & screens. " Custom kitchen cabinets with European hardware. " Hand crafted stone accents.

APPLIANCE AND EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS GE Profile Kitchen appliances, including: stainless steel double door refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, range, oven, and microwave, Whirlpool washer and dryer. (Appliance upgrades available, including wine cooler.) " Recessed lighting, and ceiling fans. " High-efficiency zoned air conditioning. " Wiring for telephone, high speed internet, interphone, and TV. " Copper plumbing. " Grounded electrical outlets throughout. " Emergency back-up generator and power failure system. " 60,000 liter water cistern.

The finishes and fixtures will be in keeping with Sierra del Mar's recognized quality construction, including marble floors, tropical hard wood carpentry, German PVC windows with dual-pane laminated glass, and screens, zoned energy-efficient air conditioning, professionally-designed kitchens with European hardware, granite counter tops, and stainless steel sinks, and GE Profile and Whirlpool appliances. Practical design aspects include full-sized in-house laundries, in-house utility rooms (*), as well as interior owners' closets and garage-level storage rooms. A groundlevel basement with elevator service, provides covered designated parking, private storage rooms, plus a trash room that will receive bags directly from each unit, via a in-house garbage chute.

Exterior common areas include a private gated entry, landscaped gardens, sun terraces, infinity pool, spa pool, covered picnic "palapa" area, and sandy suntanning deck. The complex will be professionally managed, with the associated condominium fees.
 

Location info and map

Combine the boundless green jungle with the surf-splashed rocks of a coast interspersed with private coves, add a place to view the constantly changing palette of the bay, and you have the South Shore, where rugged, low-density residences, as well as villas and other homes, dot the coastline on the curving road toward Barra de Navidad. Many forms of adventure are abundant here, including mountain climbing, birding, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, several canopy tours and any number of trips into the jungle and mountains by horse, all-terrain vehicle or even on foot. A rustic spa is hidden off the main road in nearby El Nogalito. Home to several hotels and time-share condominiums, the South Shore is nevertheless primarily residential. This month, the list of pros and cons comes from homeowners in Sierra del Mar, one of the area's exclusive residential enclaves.

Contact us for Listings in Sierra del Mar: info@carpediemrealestate.com