HACIENDA ALEGRE, BANDERAS BAY, MEXICO.
Hacienda Alegre is ideal for families, reunions, business retreats (accommodates up to 16 people). The property is an informal, laid-back, elegant nature experience 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta and 5 minutes south of Punta Mita. This property offers a broader range of features than any other home on Banderas Bay:
*Classic 180 degree vista of the Pacific Ocean and the mountain-rimmed Bay
*Ocean front, 30 steps down to the beach
*Best surfing beach this part of Mexico
*Large, lush, tropical gardens with fruit trees and exotic plants with private paths and places for meditation practices
*tennis court and large swimming pool
*amazing bird (jungle and ocean) watching and migrating whales in front of house
*Gated community security
Hacienda Alegre is a 2-acre nature experience with the main house overlooking the beach with sweeping, uninterrupted views east to Puerto Vallarta against a back drop of mountains around the horseshoe-shaped Bay of Banderas. To the west, you look along the rugged coastline towards the Pacific Ocean. Surfing is a daily delight. The sunsets (and cocktail hour) are magical from the large patio. During the winter and early spring, the bay is visited by whales, dolphins and other interesting sea characters. Every day, summer or winter, the lines of pelicans gliding above the ocean waves never cease to amaze.
All bedrooms and common areas have ceiling fans and/or air-conditioning; all bedrooms have decks/patios overlooking gardens and/or ocean views.
Main House Upper Level - large kitchen, living room, tv room/library, internet office
Bedroom 1: 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower, deck overlooking the ocean and garden
Bedroom 2: 2 single beds, bathroom with shower, overlooking the ocean and garden
Main House Lower Level- 2 bed/2 bath apartment with mini-kitchen and dining area:
Bedroom 1: 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower, patio with ocean and garden views
Bedroom 2: 1 double-size bed and 1 single bed, bathroom with shower, patio with ocean and garden views
Second House-casita with kitchen, dining and living area and outdoor barbecue area
Bedroom 1: 1 king-size bed, bathroom with shower, patio facing garden
Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3: Each with 2 single beds, shared bathroom with shower, patio with garden views
Pool House with a mini-kitchen area
Bedroom 1: 1 double-size bed and 1 twin bed, bathroom with shower, deck overlooking pool, tennis court, and garden
Bedroom 2: 2 single beds, bathroom with shower, deck overlooking pool, tennis court, and garden
Features & Amenities
Satelite TV, DVD player, CD player, Internet
Direct beach access, swimming pool, 2 barbecue areas, private tennis court, ping pong table at pool area, and palapas in the gardens.
Staff & Services
Manager, 1 cook, 2 housekeepers, and 3 gardeners
Maximum 16 guests (including children/babies). We welcome non-smokers and no pets. We do not encourage bachelor groups and weddings. We try to keep Hacienda Alegre a relaxing nature retreat.
--Payment: 50% deposit at time of rental booking; the balance to be paid no later that 60 days prior to start of rental period.
--Cancellation policy: No refunds if rental booking is canceled less than 45 days before planned rental start date.
-- Security Deposit: Rental agent to hold US$1000 security deposit in case of damages on the property caused by renters. This deposit is returned by rental agent to renters after their stay.
-- Property manager can be contacted by phone or email to assist in arrival and departure arrangements and assistance in all other renters' needs.
Staff will take customer’s laundry off-site.
Rental car is recommended.
We are located:
40 minute north of the Puerto Vallarta Airport
20 minute north of Bucerias
10 minute north of Lu Cruz Huanacaxtle
5 minute south of Punta Mita
30 minute to Sayulita
Nearby activities: Surfing, sport fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, golfing, eco-tours, shopping and wonderful varieties of restaurants, etc.
As a married couple, one side is American and the other side is British which partly may explain why we have long had a eccentric thirst for discovering and experiencing exciting foreign places. We have been blessed with the opportunity to live in some of the most beautiful spots on this planet. We resided in Singapore for several decades and progressively built homes in Bali, Australia, Singapore and the United States. We also bought land in Myanmar (the old Burma), only to find out that we could never own land in this country.
Heather Pedersen purchased this house in 1989
In 1989, we visited an estate called Punta Del Burro, just 30 miles north of Puerta Vallarta. We walked to the highest point on the beach front which gave us a breathtaking 180 degree scan of Banderas Bay and promptly bought the lot, all 2 acres of it. A year later, we built our dream Mexican home and made a promise to ourselves that we have kept to this day -- we would retain it as a rare nature experience on the ocean, and our most frequent visitors -- exotic tropical birds and pelicans -- are pleased that we have.
If you like sports, there is a large menu: great surfing, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, tennis, table tennis, and beach volleyball.
If you like beaches, you just go down 30 steps and you are there. There is also a huge 2 mile long sandy beach just 4 minutes drive away.
If you like restaurant and bars, you have the towns of Punta del Mita, La Cruz, Bucerias, and Sayulita all within a 30 minutes drive.
If you like to just laze around, there are upteen sun decks and shaded retreats to enjoy in the large, lush, tropical gardens