Villa Azul – Luxury Rental

Villa Azul is the kind of place where once you arrive you, never want to leave. This luxury eight bedroom, ten bathroom, three swimming pool villa is spread out over five levels that hug the hillside of the famous area of  Conchas Chinas in Puerto Vallarta.

The big arches and open air concept leave way for unobstructed ocean views of the bay, Los Arcos and Puerto Vallarta.

Coming home to Villa Azul is like returning to your own castle in the sky. With panoramic views of the ocean and the sky you become wrapped up in colors of blue. Once you are here it only takes a little while to realize why they appropriately named this place Villa Azul Continue reading “Villa Azul – Luxury Rental”

Save $$$ on Architect-Designed Casa in Mexican Neighborhood

In Puerto Vallarta, as a general rule, your money will buy you a lot more house or condo in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood, as compared to a Gringo-oriented neighborhood.

A great example is this architect-designed house with pool in colonia (neighborhood) Independencia.

This modern Mexican-style, super-spacious, 2152 square-foot home, all on one level, was designed by architect Alberto Alvarez (well-known for Villa San Sebastian and Villa Mandarina). Continue reading “Save $$$ on Architect-Designed Casa in Mexican Neighborhood”

Architect-Designed Casa Well-Worth $3.6 Million in Puerto Vallarta

I see a lot of multi-million-dollar real estate here in Puerto Vallarta, and sometimes these places look like a unit in an uninspired apartment complex in Milwaukee or Peoria — although plopped down on a gorgeous stretch of beach.

But this beachfront casa on the south shore, designed by architect Elias Rizo, is worth every penny of its asking price of $3,595,000 (although, in this buyer’s market, you might not have to pay even that much).

This modern masterpiece has 5 bedrooms and 6 baths in Continue reading “Architect-Designed Casa Well-Worth $3.6 Million in Puerto Vallarta”

Portamar is Luxury at a Low Cost in Fluvial, 3 Bedrooms – $139,950

Today, let’s do a little true/false quiz about Portamar and why it’s the best deal in town.

1. True or False: Location, location, location?

True, Portamar has a location :>), a convenient location central to everything in PV. See map below.

2.  True or False: Price?

True, Portamar has a price :>), a reduced price of $139,950 on unit 301 or 302 and $209,950 on most other units. Continue reading “Portamar is Luxury at a Low Cost in Fluvial, 3 Bedrooms – $139,950”

ROMANCE: Rent Next Door to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Villa in Gringo Gulch

Beautiful home in the famous Gringo Gulch area, next door to Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton Villa, on the hilltop behind Cathedral of Guadalupe, overlooking bay and town area. Continue reading “ROMANCE: Rent Next Door to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Villa in Gringo Gulch”

Iguanas at the Pool and Beach in Puerto Vallarta

Protected species of iguana live at resort swimming pools and beaches in the Puerto Vallarta area along with cats, peacocks, turtles, and fish (in their own pools). Iguana eating a tomato stolen at the Velas pool

It’s said iguana don’t eat meat, but sometimes when you slip into the pool for a moment, they’ve been known to steal the hamburger right off your plate.

Here’s some interesting facts:

Iguana possess a row of spines running down their back to their tail, and a third “eye” on their head. This eye is known as the parietal eye, visible as a pale scale on the top of the head.

Behind their neck are small scales which resemble spikes, known as tuberculate scales. These scales may be a variety of colors and are not always visible from close distances. The large round scale on their cheek is known as a subtympanic shield.

Iguanas have excellent vision and are able to see shapes, shadows, colors, and movement at long distances. Iguanas use their eyes to navigate through crowded forests, as well as for finding food. They use visual signals to communicate with other members of the same species.

Kristin with her new iguana friend
Photos courtesy of Kristin Lewis

An iguana’s ear is known as the tympanum. It is the iguana’s ear drum, and is located right above the subtympanic shield and behind the eye.

Iguanas are often hard to spot, as they tend to blend into their surroundings. The color green helps as a mode of hiding from larger predators.Iguana eating from human hand at the pool

Ventana Del Mar #4 Reduced to $549,000 with Owner Financing

The best in luxury condo living in Amapas with every detail in mind.

Ventana Del Mar is conveniently located just five minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta.

The 10-story tower has only 8 units , one large condominium per floor making your living Continue reading “Ventana Del Mar #4 Reduced to $549,000 with Owner Financing”

Plaza Royale Cordon Studio, Nuevo, Luxury Rental on Beach, Pool

Playa Royale is a Luxury 5 Star gated 24 hour security development with fabulous views.

Cordon Studio  is aprox. 900 sq ft,  very spacious and fully equipped.

Located in one of the most prestigious beaches of Banderas Bay in Nuevo Vallarta.

You will be amazed at the great view and spectacular sunsets. It’s perfect for a romantic getaway. Continue reading “Plaza Royale Cordon Studio, Nuevo, Luxury Rental on Beach, Pool”

Casa Tres Soles, 9 Bedrooms, Pool, Punta Mita

The luxurious five-star Casa Tres Soles villa is a place for escape and indulgence.

Situated on the white pristine sands of Punta de Mita and the breathtaking Pacific Ocean, this lavish Estate will sweep you off your feet.

Located within the gated community of El Banco, Casa Tres Soles consists of 7 bedrooms in the main house, with gym (equipped with step machines, treadmills, bikes and weights), sauna, and media room.

Each suite offers something unique – be it a spectacular view, a secret garden or a gorgeous private terrace amongst other things.

On the back of the property you will find a casita with 2 bedrooms which would be ideal for teenagers who want some privacy or for your personal staff.

Each suite has a terrace or garden and is equipped with flat screen tv`s, internet access and en-suite bathrooms.

This magnificent estate offers beach access in addition to the phenomenal free form pool that runs across the entire width of the property.

The staff is out of this world and will attend to your every need from picking you up at the airport, to cooking the most delicious meals for your family to enjoy.

Property details:

  • Bedrooms 9
  • Bathrooms 12
  • Pax Max 22 pax
  • Square
  • Pool & Jacuzzi
  • Staff – Daily maid service & Cooking for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Plasma TV, DVD Player, Audio System & Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bedroom details: 7 bedrooms with King Size bed/ 2 Queen Size/ 2 Queen Size
Low season 05/01/2011 – 12/19/2011 US $ 1000
High Season 01/04/2011 – 04/30/2011 US $ 6000
Holidays 12/20/2010 – 01/03/2011 US $ 13000

Plus 16% Mexican taxes + 5% service charge

Property rentals include:

Personalized residence or villa orientation tour

  • High-speed internet connection (available in select properties)
  • Residential Concierge services:
    – Pre-arrival itinerary planning
    – Airport pick up and drop off
    – Pre-arrival grocery shopping
    – In house or villa spa services
    – Baby sitter service
    – Car rental arrangements
    – Restaurant reservations
    – Booking of tours and excursions
    – …and more

Casa Calandria, 6 Bedrooms, Punta Mita

Integrating the lush tropical gardens and the ocean into its design, this amazing Villa is an oasis of tranquility and peace.

Walkways dived the lush tropical gardens, connecting the different parts of the house, further enhancing the serenity of the home.

Each section of the house has direct access to one of the three pools located within the property.

Property details:

  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 7 + 2/2
  • Pax 6 maximum
  • Square n/a
  • Pool
  • Staff – Daily maid service
  • T.V. Satellite & Internet
  • Beach front
  • Bedroom details: 4 King Size/ 1 Queen Size
Low season 05/01/2011 – 12/19/2011 ON REQUEST
High Season 01/04/2011 – 04/30/2011 ON REQUEST
Holidays 12/20/2010 – 01/03/2011 ON REQUEST

Plus 16% Mexican taxes + 5% service charge
Maximum 6 persons

Property rentals include:

Personalized residence or villa orientation tour

  • High-speed internet connection (available in select properties)
  • Preferential tee times and a special greens fee rate (owner must have active club membership for rental guests to enjoy access)
  • Use of the Residents´ Beach Club (subject to prior reservation and availability)
  • Residential Concierge services:
    – Pre-arrival itinerary planning
    – Airport pick up and drop off
    – Pre-arrival grocery shopping
    – In house or villa spa services
    – Baby sitter service
    – Car rental arrangements
    – Restaurant reservations
    – Booking of tours and excursions
    – …and more

Romance Villa, 4 Bedrooms, Pool, Punta Mita

Villa Romance is an elegant beachfront Residence.

Surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden with bright colorful flowers and lush vegetation, the Villa is a tropical jewel.

It´s verdant color a gorgeous complement to the sugar-white sand beaches and brilliant Blue Ocean.

Property details:

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 5
  • Pax 8
  • Square n/a
  • Pool
  • Staff – Complete Staff
  • T.V. Satellite & Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bedroom details: 1 King Size/ 1 King Size/ 1 King Size/ 1 King Size
Low season 05/01/2011 – 12/19/2011 US $ 3000
High Season 01/04/2011 – 04/30/2011 US $ 5000
Holidays 12/20/2010 – 01/03/2011 US $ 7000

Plus 16% Mexican taxes + 5% service charge

Property rentals include:

Personalized residence or villa orientation tour

  • High-speed internet connection (available in select properties)
  • Preferential tee times and a special greens fee rate (owner must have active club membership for rental guests to enjoy access)
  • Use of the Residents´ Beach Club (subject to prior reservation and availability)
  • Residential Concierge services:
    – Pre-arrival itinerary planning
    – Airport pick up and drop off
    – Pre-arrival grocery shopping
    – In house or villa spa services
    – Baby sitter service
    – Car rental arrangements
    – Restaurant reservations
    – Booking of tours and excursions
    – …and more

Las Palmas West, 5 Bedrooms, Pool, Punta Mita

Located along on of the perfect stretches of beach on the north side of the Bay of Banderas, this contemporary residence comes with an open invitation to entertain.

With the daring feature of a “canal” that connects the whirlpool in the garden in front of the house, with the swimming pool on the other side -splitting the living area in two- Architect Pepe de Iturbe outdid himself.

Property details:

  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 5 + 1/2
  • Pax “8-14”
  • Square 11000
  • Pool
  • Staff – Daily maide service/ Cook for breakfast and lunch only.
  • T.V. Satellite & Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bedroom details: 1 King Size/ 1 King Size & 1 Sofa Bed/ 1 King Size & 1 Sofa Bed/ 1 King Size & 1 Sofa Bed/ 1 Single Bed & 1 Sofa Bed
Low season 05/01/2011 – 12/19/2011 US $ 3000
High Season 01/04/2011 – 04/30/2011 US $ 5000
Holidays 12/20/2010 – 01/03/2011 US $ 7500

Plus 16% Mexican taxes + 5% service charge

Property rentals include:

Personalized residence or villa orientation tour

  • High-speed internet connection (available in select properties)
  • Preferential tee times and a special greens fee rate (owner must have active club membership for rental guests to enjoy access)
  • Use of the Residents´ Beach Club (subject to prior reservation and availability)
  • Residential Concierge services:
    – Pre-arrival itinerary planning
    – Airport pick up and drop off
    – Pre-arrival grocery shopping
    – In house or villa spa services
    – Baby sitter service
    – Car rental arrangements
    – Restaurant reservations
    – Booking of tours and excursions
    – …and more

Casa Clara, 5 Bedrooms, Pool, Punta Mita

The home is located just a couple of feet above the secluded whit sand beach, Casa Clara is in Ranchos Estates, part of the prestigious Punta Mita resort located where the Pacific Ocean meets Banderas Bay, and just forty minutes Puerto Vallarta airport.

Indoor/Outdoor living at its finest with over 13,000ft2 built up area, with 3 fountains, separate bedroom bungalows set in a fantastic mature tropical garden with exceptional privacy.

Property details:

  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 7
  • Pax 10
  • Square 13000
  • Infinity
  • Staff – Complete Staff
  • T.V. Satellite & Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Bedroom details: 1 King Size/ 1 King Size/ 1 King Size/ 1 Queen Size/ 1 Queen Size
Low season 05/01/2011 – 12/19/2011 US $ 4500
High Season 01/04/2011 – 04/30/2011 US $ 6000
Holidays 12/20/2010 – 01/03/2011 US $ 8000

Plus 16% Mexican taxes + 5% service charge

Property rentals include:

Personalized residence or villa orientation tour

  • High-speed internet connection (available in select properties)
  • Preferential tee times and a special greens fee rate (owner must have active club membership for rental guests to enjoy access)
  • Use of the Residents´ Beach Club (subject to prior reservation and availability)
  • Residential Concierge services:
    – Pre-arrival itinerary planning
    – Airport pick up and drop off
    – Pre-arrival grocery shopping
    – In house or villa spa services
    – Baby sitter service
    – Car rental arrangements
    – Restaurant reservations
    – Booking of tours and excursions
    – …and more

Casa Todo Bien, 4 Bedrooms, Pool, Punta Mita

Beachfront Villa, sleeps up to seventeen, located in Ranchos Estates, part of the prestigious Punta Mita resort located where the Pacific Ocean meets Banderas Bay, and just forty minutes Puerto Vallarta airport.

Casa Todo Bien decorated throughout with earthy Mexican marbles, and tropical wood-working; accessorized with fabulous Mexican custom furnishings, folk-art.

Satellite TV in Living and Media Room with high definition TV’s. The media room has a state of the art theatre with 7.1 speaker system.

It has blue-ray, IPOD, and apple TV for renting movies. Sound system wired thru entire downstairs, pool area, and outside palapa with integrated IPOD. All bedrooms have flat screen TV’s with apple TV’s for renting movies/TV shows or watching or listening to preloaded music and movies.

The entire house has wireless internet.

Safety is a priority with security guards on duty 24/7 throughout the common gated area of Ranchos Estates and along the beach.

Property details:

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 6.5 ½ Baños
  • Pax 10 maximun
  • Square N/A
  • Pool
  • Staff – Standard staffing includes 4 fulltime staff: 1 houseman, 1 chef, 1 maid and 1 gardener
  • T.V. Satellite & Internet/ Telephone – Vonage for unlimited calls to the US and a local telephone number.
  • Beachfront
  • Bedroom details: 3 King Size/ 2 Queen Size ( Casita: 1 Queen Size, 4 bunk beds, and a double futon)
Low season 05/01/2011 – 12/19/2011 US $ 3000
High Season 01/04/2011 – 04/30/2011 US $ 5000
Holidays 12/20/2010 – 01/03/2011 US $ 7000

Plus 16% Mexican taxes + 5% service charge

Property rentals include:

Personalized residence or villa orientation tour

  • High-speed internet connection (available in select properties)
  • Preferential tee times and a special greens fee rate (owner must have active club membership for rental guests to enjoy access)
  • Use of the Residents´ Beach Club (subject to prior reservation and availability)
  • Residential Concierge services:
    – Pre-arrival itinerary planning
    – Airport pick up and drop off
    – Pre-arrival grocery shopping
    – In house or villa spa services
    – Baby sitter service
    – Car rental arrangements
    – Restaurant reservations
    – Booking of tours and excursions
    – …and more

Zen Casita 7, 3 Bedrooms, Punta Mita

Spaciously designed and with its wonderful decoration this two story, 3 bedroom Villa is the perfect place to get away from it all.

Especially the 2nd floor bedrooms, which offers you a view of the Pacific ocean, is the joy of the house.

With it is very nicely sized swimming pool and covered terrace the garden area is ideal to spend your days and/or nights.

Property details:

  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3.5
  • Pax 6
  • Square 4549
  • Private pool & Jacuzzi
  • Staff – Daily maid service
  • T.V. Satellite & Internet
  • Ocean view
  • Bedroom details: 1 King Size/ 2 full size/ 2 single beds
Low season 05/01/2011 – 12/19/2011 US $ 800
High Season 01/04/2011 – 04/30/2011 US $ 100
Holidays 12/20/2010 – 01/03/2011 US $ 800

Plus 16% Mexican taxes + 2% service charge

Property rentals include:

  • Personalized residence or villa orientation tour
  • High-speed internet connection (available in select properties)
  • Preferential tee times and a special greens fee rate (owner must have active club membership for rental guests to enjoy access)
  • Use of the Residents´ Beach Club (subject to prior reservation and availability)
  • Residential Concierge services:
    – Pre-arrival itinerary planning
    – Airport pick up and drop off
    – Pre-arrival grocery shopping
    – In house or villa spa services
    – Baby sitter service
    – Car rental arrangements
    – Restaurant reservations
    – Booking of tours and excursions
    – …and more